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Easy lemon cilantro chicken

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This lemon cilantro chicken is perfect for all seasons, but if you’d ask me, I would say that the best moment to eat it is during spring-summer because the lemon zest makes it fresh. What I love of this recipe is that is really easy and tasty at the same time. 

The easy tip for this recipe is that the more you let it marinating, the better. So, if you can marinate it one day before, it’s perfect. 

You can join it with whatever you want because that’s the good thing about chicken, that is really versatile. I prepared it with orzo pasta and lettuce mix, and I loved it! But it would be good too with a tomato salad. 

The secret of a tender chicken is to not over cook it. The right time is about 10 min for each side, if you have a thermometer it would be better because you can guarantee the right point of cooking, which in this case is 74ºC/ 165ºF. 

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Lemony-Cilantro Chicken

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 30 mins Servings: 2 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Lemony-Cilantro Chicken

Lemony-Cilantro Chicken


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the garlic previously crushed, the lemon zest, yogurt, olive oil, the cilantro chopped, za’atar, oregano and marjoram. Add chicken and toss until well coated.

  2. Remove chicken from bowl, shaking off any excess marinade, and grill or broil on one side until charred in spots, 10 to 15 minutes per side, until is done.

  3. To serve, place chicken on a serving platter and drizzle with olive oil and a large squeeze of the zested lemon.

Keywords: Chicken, Healthy, Yogurt, Cilantro, Lime

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