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Pollo Al Cilantro is a total winner!
I seriously make this all the time. It’s so SUPER EASY. The marinade is yummy and very versatile.
I like to coat veggies with it and grill them up along with the chicken.
This is such an easy recipe. Perfect for the grill, but you can also make it on the stove too.
Serve with a salad or rice and veggies and enjoy!
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These are all the ingredients that you will need.
Note: we will be turning the lime into lime juice. You can also use the lime juice that is in a bottle.
Here, we’re using boneless chicken thighs, but you can use any cut of chicken. Just know that you will need to adjust the cooking time.
How to Make It
- To make the marinade, add the garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper to a small bowl.
- Mix to combine.
You can also use 1 tspn garlic powder instead of fresh garlic.
This is dried Mexican oregano. Crumble it in your fingers before adding.
Or, use ¼ tspn ground oregano. Both work great in this recipe!
- Add the cilantro and lime juice.
- Slowly add the olive oil while mixing with a whisk.
Use the marinade right away. Or, store for another day.
The cilantro marinade will last for up to one month in the fridge.
If you use marinade that has been stored, give it a good shake to mix the ingredients. Then use.
- Coat the chicken in the marinade.
- Marinate for 1 hour up to overnight.
Cover with plastic wrap and keep inside the fridge while the chicken is marinating.
Try this marinade with pork, fish, even tofu. It also makes a light and yummy salad dressing.
Also, if you have leftover cilantro. Wash. Rinse. Chop. Then freeze it with water in an ice cube tray.
- Oil grill pan.
- Cook chicken on both sides. 5 minutes on each side.
Get out your cooking thermometer! Cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
How do I cook chicken on the stove?
Heat oil in a skillet. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes on each side until fully cooked.
How long does it take to bake chicken thighs at 400?
Boneless chicken thighs bake for about 10 minutes at this temperature. Sometimes less if the chicken is not thick. For bone-in chicken thighs, bake for 30-45 minutes. Make sure the internal temperature is 165 degress F before consuming.
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What to Serve with it?
Pollo al Cilantro (or Cilantro Chicken) is quick, easy, and the flavor is amazing! Drizzle with leftover marinade and enjoy.
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Pollo al Cilantro
- In a small bowl, add the garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, cilantro, and lime juice.
- Mix to combine.
- Slowly drizzle in the olive oil to emulsify.
- Coat the chicken with the marinade.
- Marinade for 1 hour, up to overnight.
- Add oil and heat grill.
- Sear the chicken 4-5 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked.
- Remove from pan and serve.