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Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. All-star cilantro lime chicken recipe, prepared Mediterranean-style with a special spice mix. Cooked to tender perfection in a tasty garlic and lime sauce. See the easy recipe and video tutorial on TheMediterraneanDish.com

Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe


  • Author: The Mediterranean Dish
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pieces 1x

Description

All-star cilantro lime chicken recipe, prepared Mediterranean-style with a special spice mix. Cooked to tender perfection in a tasty garlic and lime sauce.


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Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs, bone in, skin on
  • Private Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 limes, juice of
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bunch cilantro, stems removed, chopped; more for garnish

Spice mix:

  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt like this one
  • 1 tsp sweet Spanish paprika (or hot paprika, if you like)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, mix the spices. Pat the chicken thighs dry, and season each thigh on both sides with the spice mix. Be sure to season underneath the skin as well. Let the chicken thighs sit in room temperature for about 15 minutes.
  • When ready, heat 1-2 tbsp of olive oil in a cast iron skillet with a lid like this one. Brown the chicken thighs deeply on both sides in the heated oil. Remove from skillet and set aside briefly.
  • Lower the heat and deglaze the skillet with the white wine. Let cook to reduce and then add the broth.
  • Bring the liquid to a simmer then add lime juice and garlic.
  • Now return the chicken to the skillet; and toss in the cilantro. Bring to a high-simmer for about 5 minutes or so.
  • Cover and transfer to the 375 degree F-heated oven for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with more cilantro, if you like.
  • A simple fattoush salad and a side of rice, couscous or Greek potatoes complete this chicken dinner.

Notes

  • Recommended for this Recipe our Greek Private Reserve extra virgin olive oil (organically grown and processed in Greece!); all-natural paprika, and all-natural ground nutmeg.
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  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Braised or Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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