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2021 Food Box #4 - Cilantro-Lime Chicken Recipe

Cilantro-Lime Chicken Recipe


  • 3 tbsp of olive oil

  • 1/4 cup of lime juice (2 limes)

  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes

  • 4 cloves garlic minced

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 6 bone-in skin-on (or off) chicken thighs

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fresh cilantro leaves to serve

  • Lime slices or wedges to serve


  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).

  • In a medium-sized shallow bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil together with the lime juice, chopped cilantro, chili flakes, garlic, sugar and cumin. Add the chicken thighs to the marinade and toss to evenly coat. Cover and refrigerate thighs for 15 minutes.

  • Heat the remaining one tablespoon of oil in a non stick pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the thighs along with any marinade left over in the bowl, and sear chicken -- skin-side down -- for 4 minutes on each side until golden and crispy (chicken will not be fully cooked).

  • Transfer to preheated oven and bake until the chicken is cooked through.

  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and lime slices or wedges.

**** bolded ingredients are part of this weeks food box!

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