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Quick Cilantro Chicken

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Cilantro, when properly handled, is a fresh flavored accent that tames spicy hot chile flavors. Always remember to only coarsely chop it, not mince it. Mincing causes the cilantro to develop a strong, disagreeable odor. Serve this chicken with Herbed Quick Baked Potato Wedges .

For a spicy version, add 1 teaspoon crushed pequin quebrado, a hot red chile, to the coating mix.

4 servings

Cooking Time6 min

Cooking Methodgrilling

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationdiabetic, egg-free, gluten-free, healthy, lactose-free, low carb, low saturated fat, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free

Equipmentgrill

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturegarlicky, herby, meaty, savory, spiced

Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders or 4 chicken breast halves
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, preferably Spanish
  • 1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 4 lime wedges, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Rinse the chicken breasts and pat dry. Combine the garlic, oil, mustard, and cilantro (see Notes). Generously coat the chicken pieces.

Preheat the grill, stovetop grill, or a heavy, seasoned skillet. Add the chicken and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, turning only once, when the chicken starts to curl at the edges and feels firm to the touch. Serve garnished with a lime wedge, if desired.

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