Cilantro Recipes!

Having my parents over for dinner was amazing and so was the food! Here are the recipes we used! We will definitely be making them again!

Grilled Honey Lime Cilantro Chicken

Ingredients:

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, or thighs (I used thinly sliced chicken breast)

1/4 cup lime juice

1/2 cup honey

2 Tbsp soy sauce

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

 

Instructions:

Put chicken in Ziplock bag. In a small bowl, combine lime juice, honey, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the chicken and seal the bag and let the marinade for 3 hours or overnight.

 

Preheat your grill to medium/high heat. Grill each side of the chicken for about 3-4 minutes or until cooked throughout and no longer pink.

 

Cilantro Lime Rice

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked rice (long-grain, white rice)

1 tsp butter or margarine

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice

1 can (15 oz.) chicken broth

1 cup water

1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

2 tsp sugar

2 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro

 

Instructions:

In a saucepan combine rice, butter, garlic, 1 tsp lime, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low for 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender. Remove from heat. In a small bowl, combine lime juice, sugar and cilantro. Pour over hot cooked rice and mix in as your fluff the rice.

 

Mexican Street Corn Salsa

1 1/2 cups corn

1 jalapeno

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 lime

2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

2 oz. Cotija cheese

 

Instructions:

Finely dice the jalapeño pepper. Remove the ribs and seeds for a mild heat or keep them in for more of a kick.

Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and mix. Season to taste as needed. Refrigerate until chilled, approximately 30 minutes. This salsa is the best the same day as the corn tends to dry out if made too far in advance. You can correct this by adding more lime or a little water to freshen it up again!

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  • Yummmm! Was my family’s response to this for dinner tonight. I had made the chicken a couple of times and they really liked it. Tonight I added the corn and the rice. The rice was a huge hit and my husband told me to make that more often. Thank you for sharing your recipes, and your family.

  • I made this for dinner a wee while ago and it s seriously delicious. I let the chicken marinate for about 24 hours and rather than grill the chicken on a bbq, I instead baked in in an oven. It was so tender and juicy and you could taste the coriander, it wasn’t too strong either. I served it on normal rice and with a side of corn kernels, peas and beans. Also, if you want you can do what I did which was put the left over marinade into a pot on the stove and thicken it with cornstarch to make a really nice sauce. This meal is amazing, you’d be crazy not to try it.

  • I made all of these one night for a dinner party and it was a HIT! Love that you share your recipes with us Mindy!