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Lime Cilantro Chicken

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I got the chance to try this recipe at my boyfriend’s this weekend. We only marinated the chicken for 10-15 minutes on each side, so the lime was a lot more prominent, but it was still delicious! We just threw a little extra cilantro on top after it was finished to make it more flavorful. Served with a caprese salad and a glass of white wine, this makes for a yummy summer dish that won’t totally ruin your calorie count.

Cilantro Lime Chicken

(from: http://farmflavor.com)

“Ingredients

½ cup fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon fine pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
½ cup cilantro, chopped
½ cup olive oil
6 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Instructions

Place chicken breasts in zipper-seal bag. Using a rolling pin or similar implement, flatten the thicker parts of the chicken so they match the thinner parts. You want a consistent thickness (no thinner than 3/4 of an inch) throughout to ensure the chicken cooks evenly.
Mix marinade ingredients and pour over chicken. Marinate at least 2 hours or overnight.
Remove from bag.
On gas grill over medium-high heat, grill chicken breasts with lid down for six minutes. Turn and grill with the lid up 6 to 10 more minutes or until chicken reaches 170 degrees on a meat thermometer.”

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