Cilanto Lime Chicken

30 Jan

There comes a time in every persons life when they say “Wow. I need a vacation!” and then that person looks at their bank account and realizes that a vacation isn’t possible at the moment. Feeling like this person? Maybe cooped up wintertime has the person wishing they were in Mexico drinking a margarita on the beach with their toes in the sand.

I am this person too and as much as I wish I was in Mexico sipping that margarita, responsibility calls and my breaks need to be fixed on my car. So instead, I am thinking back to a few years ago when I was in Mexico and dreaming of being in the hot sun and munching on some yummy food.

This Cilantro Lime Chicken is like a vacation on a plate friends. Eat it with a margarita and you will feel like you are in Mexico! (Have I said the word Margarita enough yet?)

Cilantro Lime Chicken


  • 6 leaves finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 avocado, sliced into cubes

Combine cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil, mix well. Toss Chicken in mixture to coat and let sit 3 minutes. Remove chicken from mix and sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat Panini grill on low and add chicken. Cook for 5 minutes, turn Panini grill off but do not remove chicken.

To prepare salsa, combine all ingredients and stir gently. Let sit for 2 minutes. Spoon ½ cup rice onto plate, add chicken, and spoon half the salsa on top.

Dream of Mexico, and Enjoy!

Me enjoying yummy street food in Zacatacas, Mexico in July 2007.

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