Nothing is best in summers like the delightful blend of lime and cilantro. The freshness of cilantro definitely gets anyone to think of the crispy summer salads, the cool and fresh gazpacho, or even the zesty and peppery homemade salsa. Refreshing sorbets and chilled mojitos are the ones that come to mind when you hear about lime in the summers. But have you imagined when you combine these two ingredients you could make an easy yet delightfully cheap, and amazingly healthy recipe that is full of protein and does not contain the extra fat and bloated costs? Don’t you believe? Well! It is true. It is made up of chicken though. So here is your easy chicken dinner guide for summers.
It is true that no one enjoys cooking in the summer. The weather is obviously hot and the thought of slaving in front of a stove is completely unappealing. You do not have to worry about slaving in front of the stove for this particular recipe. Yes! That is the beauty of this recipe. It is so versatile that it can be cooked either on a grill, or on a stove top, or even in the oven. The most important secret of this dish lies in the five minute marinade process and also the use of fresh ingredients. What can be more remarkable than this wonderful meal?
It can be served either with the corn on the cob, or the wonderful caprese salad and a sparkling glass of white wine, or you could even throw it on the grill, scorch it up, and eat it with the shish kabob stick. One of the best ways to eat this chicken dish is by putting it on a huge bed of lettuce. No matter how you prepare it, this recipe is delicious to eat and every bite of it so refreshing and fun to eat in summer and not to forget it is cheap to make as well. This dish can easily serve 4 to 6 people.
Here are the ingredients you will require to prepare this delicious chicken dish.
- Boneless Chicken, 3 breasts cut or prepared any way you like it
- 4 Limes
- 6 Garlic Cloves (diced)
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon Cayenne or Chili Powder
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro
The instructions to prepare the dish are as follows:
Step 1: Zest two lemon and juice out all the limes.
Step 2: To the extracted lime juice and the zest, add olive oil, garlic, cayenne, cumin and also cilantro. Then mix it well.
Step 3: Add the washed chicken to it and let it sit for about 5 minutes. If you want some added flavor you can marinade it overnight.
Step 4: Then prepare your chicken however you want i.e., you can put in put it in an oven or use a grill to roast it or even prepare it on the stove top.
Your delicious Cilantro Lime Chicken is ready. You can serve it in the way you want.