Cilantro Lime Chicken

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202 CALORIES 6g CARBS 5g FAT 32g PROTEIN
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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.
The Recipe
Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken

PREP TIME: 4 Hours
COOK TIME: 10 Min
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours, 10 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1.33 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into cutlets)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

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1

In a small bowl, combine the cilantro, garlic, lime juice, olive oil. cumin, salt, and pepper.

2

Add to a shallow dish or ziploc bag. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours in the fridge. Turn trhe chicken once if marinating in a shallow dish.

3

When ready to cook, add the chicken to a heavy skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side until browned and cooked through. Serve with fresh cilantro and lime juice.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 5-6 oz. (198g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202
Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 1g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 74mg
24%
Sodium 56mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g
2%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 5g
Protein 32g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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