Cilantro Lime Chicken Marinade

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

Per chicken breast (serves 2)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For 1 lb of chicken (serves 4)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a heavy duty freezer bag. Add chicken breasts and turn to coat in marinade.

Fridge

  1. Marinate the chicken in the fridge for 2-24 hours.

Freezer

  1. If freezing, place in the freezer immediately. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or by immersing the bag in a bowl of cold water for a couple of hours.

To bake

  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Bake chicken in a shallow baking dish for 10 minutes, flip over, then bake for another 10-20 minutes.
  2. For 5-7 oz chicken breasts, bake for 20 minutes total. For 10 oz and larger chicken breasts, bake for at least 25 minutes.
  3. Allow chicken to rest at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

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