This is an easy dish that requires very little active work but results in a delicious, zesty chicken. Cilantro is controversial – you either love it or you hate it. I have one family member who claims they hate it but still enjoyed this chicken! If you have strong anti-cilantro feelings, you can replace it with parsley or a mixture of parsley and chives would be great. If you like things a little spicy, you can add a finely chopped chili pepper to the marinade.
I like to oven-roast this chicken, but it would be delicious cooked on a barbeque. Serve with some roasted potatoes or some quinoa pilaf and a salad for a delicious meal.
Cilantro Lime Chicken
Oven roasted chicken marinated in a zesty cilantro lime marinade.
- One 3-4 lb. chicken, cut in 8
- 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
- zest from 2 limes
- juice from 2 limes
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper