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Cilantro Lime Chicken

Let me just put it out there, this isn’t the best of Valentine’s Day recipes. It is known to create stinky breath, it has been accused of tasting like soap from many a cilantro hater, it’s really bright green (definitely not red and not really sexy), and it’s best eaten stuffed in tortillas thus creating the very real possibility of chicken or salsa or both on your fancy outfit. I think my subconscious may be fighting back against the whole idea of the day and forcing me to share bright green chicken. However for everything this recipe isn’t, it is one thing – delicious. That is if you love cilantro. The chicken hangs out in a ton of cilantro and garlic overnight and then gets cooked up in a skillet or on the grill. Easy, peasy.

Cilantro Lime Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Nutritional Info: 193.2 calories, 7.4g of fat, 6.4g of carbohydrates, .1g of fiber, 25.3g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 *


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a food processor, pulse the cilantro, garlic, lime juice, honey, and olive oil.
  2. Add to a ziploc bag and marinate for at least 4 hours in the fridge, ideally overnight.
  3. When ready to cook, add the chicken to a hot skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Cook for about 5 minute per side or until no longer pink. This is also delicious grilled.

*Passed to me on a note card from a close friend.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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4 Response to Cilantro Lime Chicken

  1. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) on February 14, 2013

    Sounds like the perfect Vday dinner to me! Yum!

  2. rorlie on February 14, 2013

    Me too! Love cilantro…can’t wait to try it!!! Mmmmmmmm

  3. jin on February 14, 2013

    this looks delicious…I’m pinning it to my pinterest page!

    xo, jin

  4. Jessica on March 31, 2014

    Yum! I made a similar version for dinner tonight. Wish I’d though to pulse the cilantro though.

    Also, love that you include point values! Will definitely be bookmarking or further perusing!


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