Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cilantro Citrus Chicken with Caesar Salad

Finally, I've got a new main dish to share! This marinade will jazz up your good 'ole standby— grilled chicken. It makes the chicken super-moist and gives it a zesty flavor from the cilantro and orange & lime juice. A big thanks to Cafe Johnsonia, a beautiful food blog, for the recipe.

Cilantro Citrus Chicken
From Cafe Johnsonia, via Cooking Light

1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 garlic cloves
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
Lime wedges to serve squeezed over the top of chicken

  1. Process the first seven ingredients in a blender until smooth. Marinate the chicken in the herb mixture for an hour. When finished, discard the marinade and let the chicken sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Coat the chicken on both sides with salt, cumin, and pepper.
  3. Grill for about 10 minutes on each side. (A thermometer should register 165, not that I ever do that...)
I sliced the chicken up after letting it sit for about 15 minutes and served it right alongside the salad. It would go well with all kinds of salads, so have fun with it.


Rachel said...

This is a good one! I loooooooove cilantro. Someday when I actually cook real food, I'm definitely making this one.

Cafe Johnsonia said...

I think I uh, need to make that salad. YUM. (Thanks for the link love.) And you totally need to hit P712 while you are in town.

Ashley said...

We had this for dinner Sunday! And it was DELISH! I made a veggie salsa with jicama, cilantro, limes, black beans, avacado and tomatoes, and it just went perfect with it! Thanks!