These boneless skinless chicken thighs are cooked to perfection in one skillet on the stovetop.
Their juicy, flavourful and delicious due to the zesty cilantro-lime marinade.
You can have this from the stove to your dinner table in 30 minutes. It a simple and quick one skillet meal.
Minimal prep required and clean up’s a breeze.
One Skillet Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs
1 ½ pounds chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
⅓ cup fresh cilantro or parsley chopped
⅓ cup fresh lime juice
Zest of one lime
½ teaspoon smoked paprika, optional
1 teaspoon garlic, minced (about 2 medium cloves)
2 tablespoons olive oil divided
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup chicken broth
Place the chicken thighs in a bowl and add salt, black pepper, red chili flakes, garlic granules, lime zest, olive oil, lime juice, chopped cilantro and mix to combine. Cover the chicken with cling film and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Place a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil then heat until hot. Remove the chicken from the marinate shaking off moisture and carefully add to the hot skillet.
Sear the chicken on each side, 4 minutes or until browned. Add ½ cup broth to deglaze and pan, squeeze the juice of half a lime on top of the chicken and continue to cook the thighs for additional 2 minutes each side making sure thighs are coated with the pan sauce.
Remove from heat and serve with rice and lime wedges.
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