Lemon Lime Chicken
We had a potluck today and everyone brought their own special dish, and they all complemented the dish i made.
I made my lemon lime baked chicken and it was amazingly delicious, the flavor of the lemon lime mixture complemented the chicken really well.
I added cilantro, garlic, and mix of delicious spices.
Overall, the potluck was a success!
.9 Lb. chicken thighs
.Juice of 4 lemons
.Juice of 4 limes
.Zest of 4 lemons
.Zest of 4 limes
.3 cups minced cilantro – 3 large bundles
.2 cups minced parsley – 2 large bundles
.7 cloves of garlic
.1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
.2 tbsp. salt
.1 tbsp. hot red chili powder
.1 1/2 tbsp. black pepper
.1 hot green chili pepper
.1 tbsp. paprika
.1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
.1/2 tbsp. cumin
Preheat oven 425
Wash chicken and dry with paper towel, place in large bowl, set aside.
Wash cilantro and parsley and set aside on clean kitchen towel to drain and dry.
In a small bowl combine salt, black pepper, paprika, cinnamon, hot chili powder and cumin, mix well and set aside.
Zest all the limes and lemons, and add it all to the spice mixture.
Juice lemons, limes, and add to the spice mixture, add olive oil, mix well again.
Cut the hard ends of the cilantro and parsley, cut each bundle in half, and in a food processer fitted with the sharp blade, mince parsley, and cilantro little at a time, add to the chicken, continue until all the herbs minced.
Chop the hot green pepper, garlic, and add to the bowl of the processer, mince well, add to the chicken mixture.
Add the spice and juice mixture to the chicken and herbs mixture.
With clean hands, massage the marinade mixture in to each piece of chicken making sure it is completely coated.
Divide the chicken in two disposable baking pans (easy cleanup).
Line up the chicken in one single layer in each pan.
Bake for 45 minutes.