Best Roasted Lime and Cilantro Chicken Breasts

Best Roasted Lime and Cilantro Chicken Breasts

Imbued with the zesty essence of lime juice, the pungent allure of garlic, and the vibrant touch of cilantro, these roasted chicken breasts are an enticing indulgence for the palate.

The recipe begins with bone-in split chicken breasts as the canvas for this culinary masterpiece, yet the versatility of the dish beckons one to explore with various chicken parts or boneless breasts. Should the choice be boneless, a modest adjustment in time to about 20 to 25 minutes is recommended, accommodating the nuances of size and thickness. The marinade’s charm extends beyond, harmonizing exquisitely with grilled chicken pieces or even whole legs, promising an adventure in every bite.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest, extracted from 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Steps to Prepare:

  1. Assemble the ingredients to embark on this flavorful journey.
  2. Begin by placing the chicken in a sizable, sealable plastic food storage bag or a covered container. The fusion of vegetable oil, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, zest, salt, and pepper forms the marinade, generously coating the chicken. Seal the bag or cover the container, allowing the chicken to rest in the refrigerator for a marinating period of 2 to 4 hours, ensuring occasional turns for an even infusion of flavors.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C/ Gas 5). Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan or a rimmed baking sheet with foil, applying a light mist of nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Gently arrange the chicken in the baking pan, ensuring the skin faces upward.
  5. Bake for a duration of 40 to 50 minutes, or until the chicken’s internal temperature reaches a safe 165 F/73.9 C on an instant-read thermometer, signifying the ideal readiness for consumption.
  6. Delight in the flavors that await!

Recipe Variations:

  • For those inclined towards grilled marinated boneless chicken breasts, place the chicken between sheets of plastic wrap and gently even out their thickness. Following the same marinating process, prepare the grill at medium-high heat, approximately 400 F. Grill the chicken over direct heat for about 12 minutes, intermittently turning until the chicken achieves the safe temperature of at least 165 F (73.9 C) on an instant-read thermometer.
  • To evoke a different zest, substitute the lime zest and juice with lemon zest and juice, while replacing cilantro with the herbaceous touch of parsley.
Best Roasted Lime and Cilantro Chicken Breasts

Best Roasted Lime and Cilantro Chicken Breasts

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The recipe begins with bone-in split chicken breasts as the canvas for this culinary masterpiece, yet the versatility of the dish beckons one to explore with various chicken parts or boneless breasts. Should the choice be boneless, a modest adjustment in time to about 20 to 25 minutes is recommended, accommodating the nuances of size and thickness. The marinade's charm extends beyond, harmonizing exquisitely with grilled chicken pieces or even whole legs, promising an adventure in every bite.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Chicken Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 324 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest, extracted from 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Assemble the ingredients to embark on this flavorful journey.
  • Begin by placing the chicken within a sizable, sealable plastic food storage bag or a covered container. The fusion of vegetable oil, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, zest, salt, and pepper form the marinade, generously coating the chicken. Seal the bag or cover the container, allowing the chicken to rest in the refrigerator for a marinating period of 2 to 4 hours, ensuring occasional turns for an even infusion of flavors.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C/ Gas 5). Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan or a rimmed baking sheet with foil, applying a light mist of nonstick cooking spray.
  • Gently arrange the chicken in the baking pan, ensuring the skin faces upward.
  • Bake for a duration of 40 to 50 minutes, or until the chicken's internal temperature reaches a safe 165 F/73.9 C on an instant-read thermometer, signifying the ideal readiness for consumption.
  • Delight in the flavors that await!

Notes

Recipe Variations:
  • For those inclined towards grilled marinated boneless chicken breasts, place the chicken between sheets of plastic wrap and gently even out their thickness. Following the same marinating process, prepare the grill at medium-high heat, approximately 400 F. Grill the chicken over direct heat for about 12 minutes, intermittently turning until the chicken achieves the safe temperature of at least 165 F (73.9 C) on an instant-read thermometer.
  • To evoke a different zest, substitute the lime zest and juice with lemon zest and juice, while replacing cilantro with the herbaceous touch of parsley.
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