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Cilantro Lime Chicken

Russ Myers


Cilantro is an herb that looks like flat leaf parsley, but it's zesty flavor is unique. Cilantro can be found at many large supermarkets or at a Mexican specialty food shop


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20 Min
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1 lb
boneless skinless chicken breast
2 small
1 or 2 small
jalapeno peppers
1 small
piece fresh ginger (1 inch long)
1 large
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 or 2 tsp
hot cooked rice
cilantro sprigs, lime zest and red chili pepper strips for garnish

How to Make Cilantro Lime Chicken


  • 1Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Cut each chicken breast halt into 6 pieces. Cut each onion into 8 wedges. Cut jalapeno crosswise into slices. Cut ginger into thin slices
  • 2Remove 3 strips of peel from the lime with a vegetable peeler. Cut lime peel into very fine shreds. Juice lime; measure 2 tablespoons juice.
  • 3Heat the wok over medium high heat until hot. Drizzle oil into wok and heat 30 seconds. Add chicken, jalapeno and ginger. Stir fry about 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Reduce heat to medium
  • 4Add onions to the wok; stir fry 5 minutes.
  • 5Add lime peel, lime juice and cilantro to chicken mixture; stir fry 1 minute. Add soy sauce and sugar to taste; stir fry until well mixed and heated through. Transfer to a serving dish. Serve with rice. Garnish, if desired.

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About Cilantro Lime Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian

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