Cilantro Lime Chicken

Pinterest is simultaneously fascinating and killing me.  Fascinating because I can almost always find a recipe that fits my needs or wants for a particular day.  Killing me because there are so many recipes and so little time to make them all.

So today, when I came across a recipe for cilantro lime shrimp, I was excited and despondent.  I mean, I had all four ingredients, it would let me get rid of some of my fresh cilantro, and it’s a quick fix.  But it was yet another recipe for me to pin to a list of recipes quickly growing longer than both arms put together, so it meant bumping another recipe I had already pinned at a previous date and time.

Did I mention this is absolutely the definition of a first world problem?  Because I’m pretty sure it is.

Anyway, this turned out well, but it needed a little something.  A friend had a similar recipe for dinner, completely independently, and hers had a chipotle ranch sauce with it, which I think would round out the dish nicely.  Interestingly, the runaway star of the meal was the lime and rice wine vinegar salad dressing I made for my spinach and grape tomato salad, which was inspired by this original recipe.  I’m definitely going to work on perfecting it.

Cilantro Lime Chicken (from skinnytaste)


Olive oil
Chicken breast or tenderloins
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper
Juice of 1/2 lime
Chopped cilantro

Cut the chicken into small, even chunks to encourage even cooking.  Bring the olive oil to near smoking in a pan over medium heat and add the chicken.  Saute on one side, turn, and add the garlic.  Finish sauteeing the chicken.  Remove from heat, squeeze the lime juice over it, and sprinkle with cilantro.

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A Southern girl who's used to small town life, I found myself moving to Washington, DC, in 2008 for a new job, and living there was an eye-o
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