Juicy Cilantro Lime Chicken

4 chicken breasts

1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon of lime zest
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons cilantro, fresh and chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon brown sugar
½-1 teaspoon red chili flakes (depends on your preference)
½ teaspoon cumin


  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a gallon zip lock bag.
  2. Add thawed chicken breasts to plastic bag and toss to coat chicken well.
  3. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  4. After chicken has marinated, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Place chicken in an oven safe dish, poor marinated over chicken and cover while cooking.
  6. Cook chicken for 35-40 minutes or until food thermometer reads 165 degrees F.


Note: I poor the marinade over the chicken and cover it to keep more moisture and flavor in the chicken when cooking. I served this delicious chicken with Spanish rice, avocado, greens and tomatoes. I made homemade Spanish rice, but am still working on perfecting the flavor. When I do, I will share it with you!

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