Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe

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FINISH Chicken Skillet

I am ALL about skillet meals – especially in a cast iron skillet. I suggest if you do not have a cast iron skillet to purchase one ( you will fall in love)

For this recipe I am breaking away from my norm of using chicken breast and using chicken thighs mainly because of cost – got to keep it on a budget here! I was able to figure out the cost of this recipe to be $6.54 for a serving for 4 = $1.63 per serving which is right at my price point. I ended up serving this chicken with some plain white rice ( rice is a huge staple at my house) – the whole dinner was gluten free so everyone in my family could enjoy it.

What do you make dinner most nights? I am always cooking up a skillet meal at least 3 times per week

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This is everything you will need – I know it seems like a lot of ingredients but it is SUPER easy to make and you most likely have everything you need in your pantry right now.

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If you do make my Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe please make sure to comment and let me know what you thought

Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe



  • 4 Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Teaspoon of Dried Oregano
  • ½ Teaspoon of Dried Basil
  • ½ Teaspoon of Paprika
  • ¼ Cup of Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup of Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • ¼ Cup of Cilantro, Chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Rub Brown Sugar on Chicken Thighs - season with oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and paprika
  3. Melt butter in skillet - add chicken - cook each side over medium heat for 5 - 6 minutes
  4. Take chicken out - place garlic in pan and cook for 2 minutes - stir in chicken broth, lime juice and cilantro
  5. Bring to a boil - reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes - place chicken back into the pan
  6. Place in the over for 30 Minutes
  7. Enjoy

Recipe is adapted from HERE