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Cilantro Lime Chicken

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 cilantro lime chicken is one of those meals that you can literally throw everything together and serve.

Cilantro Lime Chicken

  • 8 oz. chicken breast

  • 1 C cherry tomatoes, sliced

  • 1 TBSP. olive oil

  • Green onions, chopped

  • Cilantro, chopped

  • Lime juice, to taste

  • Salt & pepper, to taste

  1. Season chicken breasts with whatever seasonings you prefer on each side. We typically do a combination of garlic pepper and salt.

  2. In a large skillet, add olive oil and cook chicken breasts on medium-low heat for 8-10 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness, or until internal temperature reaches 165º.

  3. In a small bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Thinly slice chicken breasts and top with tomato mixture. Feel free to add a complex carb like wild rice, or whole grain pasta noodles to make this a more balanced meal.

Servings: 2

Macros per serving: 221 cal | 9g fat | 7g carbs (3g sugar) | 28g protein

Cooking Tips:

If you’re not a fan of chicken breast, feel free to substitute with boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Chicken thighs tend to be more flavorful and more tender due to its higher fat content.

We love air frying our chicken in our air fryer. Chicken breasts air fry especially well without completely drying it out; it actually helps keep a lot of the moisture and flavor in so you're not left with a bland, rubbery piece of chicken.

How to Store:

I recommend storing the chicken and cilantro-tomato mixture separately in different air-tight containers in the refrigerator for 1-2 days; the first time I made this recipe I kept everything together and the juices from the tomato mixture actually left a weird, sour flavor on the chicken and it lost a lot of it's tasty flavor!

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