My friend gave me this recipe and I was a little skeptical because I’ve never marinated chicken in lime juice before, but I was blown away by all the favours in this dish! New family fav!
Boneless/ skinless chicken thighs-10 small or 6 large. (I used 10 small)
Juice of two limes
1/2 cup olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, minces
1 tbs cumin
1 cup of fresh cilantro leaves/no stems
Dash of red pepper flakes (I used about 1 tsp, add more if you want more heat)
Sprinkle of salt (approximately 1 tsp)
⚪️ Combine all the ingredients in a shallow casserole dish and mix well, add the chicken thighs and stir so they are all coated in the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and leave refrigerated for a min of 30 min, max 3 hours. You may add more olive oil if you need to beef up the marinade so all the chicken is good and coated.
⚪️⚪️ Heat a large frying pan with olive oil, approximately 2 tbs of olive oil. Once the pan is nice and hot, place the chicken one by one into the pan, don’t overcrowd. Cook for approximately 5-10 minutes, then flip.
Timing depends on the thickness of your thighs. Once both sides are golden brown, cut a thick part of a thigh to see if it’s cooked through.
Once cooked, serve with your favourite rice and grilled veggies. I drizzle the drippings from the pan onto the rice before serving.
Also amazing served on your favourite salad or wrap sandwich.