Cilantro lime chicken is packed with bold flavors and makes for a quick and easy weeknight dinner! Just a handful of ingredients – sweet cherry tomatoes, lime, cilantro, green onions, salt & pepper – turn boring chicken breasts into an amazingly delicious and easy main course.
I’m all about quick & easy dinners to prepare for my family! It’s been a really busy time of year for us and frankly – I don’t feel like being creative or spending hours in the kitchen after work trying to figure out a healthy and tasty meal to prepare. The less thinking, the better in this house! This is one of those meals that you can literally throw everything together and serve.
Cilantro Lime Chicken
8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 C cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 TBSP. olive oil
Green onions, chopped
Lime juice, to taste
Salt & pepper, to taste
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper on each side.
On medium-low heat, grill chicken breasts for 8-10 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness, or until internal temperature reaches 165º.
In a small bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice.
Top chicken breasts with tomato mixture and serve over top of brown or white rice.
Macros: 221 cal | 9g fat | 7g carbs (3g sugar) | 28g protein
*NOTE*: If you’re not a fan of chicken breast, feel free to copy-cat this recipe & substitute with chicken thighs. Chicken thighs tend to be more flavorful due to its higher fat content. They will also take a bit longer to cook through. Make sure the internal temperature reaches at least 165º.