I may be terrible at blogging consistently but I can apparently grow cilantro like nobody’s business! It is crowding out my chives and basil, so I’ve been trying to use it up as quickly as it can grow.
Stick it in the fridge for a couple of hours while you ponder cooking methods. You can bake, pan fry, or grill this chicken.
Overall, this was A+ superdelicious! The chicken was super flavorful from the lime, garlic, and herbs. The avocado salsa was the perfect compliment. Next time, I might add a little bit of jalepeno to make the salsa a little more salsa-y but if you aren’t a spicy food fan, this is fresh and delicious as is. It was also quick and easy to put together as long as you have a little time to wait for the marinade.
Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa
1/4 cup olive oil
4 tablespoons cilantro
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 heaping tsp red pepper flakes
Zest of half a lime
Juice of a lime
1 tsp salt
A few grinds of fresh black pepper
1 avocado, diced
1-2 tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
Juice from 1/2 lime
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix the marinade and add 2 large chicken breasts, each cut into 2-3 pieces. Marinate at least 20 minutes or up to a few hours.
Remove the chicken from the marinade. Cook the chicken as you wish–grill, roast, or pan fry.
While the chicken is cooking, assemble the salsa. When the chicken is done, serve with the salsa.