Cilantro Lime Chicken Bites – A super quick and easy dinner idea that’s made with chicken, cilantro, lime, and garlic. Ready in less than 20 minutes!
My name is Sharon and I am addicted to anything and everything with cilantro & lime. There, I said it. Ever since I tried the rice at Chipotle, I’ve been obsessed with this simple, yet powerful combination. It’s such a refreshing flavor, with a little bite from the citrus. I love it! Now, if I see anything on a menu with these two ingredients together – cilantro lime sauce, cilantro lime steak, cilantro lime anything- you can pretty much guarantee that I’ll be ordering it.
I’ve already tackled a few cilantro lime recipes myself- this cilantro lime rice and these grilled cilantro lime skewers. Those skewers are unbelievably flavorful but they take some time to marinate so it’s not something I tend to make in a pinch.
But these cilantro lime chicken bites, on the other hand, are perfect for a last-minute meal since it can be made in less than 20 minutes. Plus, because of my previously mentioned obsession with cilantro and lime, I already have all the ingredients sitting in my fridge so there’s nothing extra I need to buy. How much easier can you get?!
This recipe came about back when my husband was traveling a lot. I hated making dinners that required a lot of ingredients since it was just me. Honestly, most nights I’d end up making a sandwich or a bowl of cereal. #lazy
But I started craving more substantial meals that were also quick and easy to make. I found this recipe on Pinterest and fell in love with it! Not only was it so simple but the chicken comes out crispy and with a huge punch of flavor. Just add some rice and beans and you have yourself a complete meal!
This main reason why theses cilantro lime chicken bites cook so quickly is because of the small size of the chicken. The smaller the surface area of your protein, the quicker it takes to raise to the desired temperature. You don’t have to cut the chicken into bites if you don’t want to, but just know that it will take longer for the chicken to cook.
I love giving you guys tips and tricks to make sure that the recipe turns out perfectly. But this recipe is so easy that I don’t need to give you any tips! So go ahead and make this chicken this week. You’re gonna love it!
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This post first appeared in Julie’s Eats and Treats, where I am a contributor.
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