Friday, March 21, 2014

Lime and Cilantro Chicken

This chicken dish had me so excited I had high expectations however I found it lacking in flavor.  :-(  On the other hand the kids really liked it, hubby said it was good but dry.  I don't think I will be making this dish again!

Boneless Chicken, 3 breasts
Limes, 3 or 4
Garlic, 4 to 6 cloves
Olive Oil
Cayenne or Chili Powder
Cilantro, 1/4 cup, snipped
Avocado, optional

Mince the garlic, snip the cilantro and zest a lime. 
Juice the lime carcass along with two more limes. 
Cut a lime into wedges and slice and avocado for the table.
Cut the chicken into chunks.  (You can skip this and cook them whole but chunks cook faster.)
Pour a little olive oil into a large skillet or saute pan, just enough to not quite cover the bottom. 
Heat it over medium high heat until it’s very hot, almost smoking. 
Add the chicken and let it cook undisturbed.
Once the chicken is browned nicely on the bottom and will easily let go of the pan, sprinkle it generously with cumin and chili powder or pepper. 
Let it cook another minute or two.
Turn the chicken and let it cook another couple of minutes, long enough to brown. 
Reduce the heat to medium low and sprinkle in the garlic and lime zest. 
Stir it a little and let it cook another couple of minutes but be careful not to let the garlic burn.
Once  the chicken is cooked through add the lime juice and stir up all the browned goodness from the pan.
Remove the chicken to a bowl or platter and sprinkle it with cilantro.

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