Made this tonight for dinner and felt it was good but didn't make me say 'wow' I marinaded the chicken for several hours before baking in a 350* oven and while it was quick and easy, I think it's more a case of me not liking cilantro as much as I thought.. thanks for posting!
I have to say, I wasn't expecting much from this recipe. I picked up a batch of fresh cilantro and some local honey in week #1 from the CSA program I just joined. I've never been a fan of cilantro, but figured I had to use it somewhere. I searched for recipes that used both cilantro as well as honey and came across this one. I made it on a rainy day, so instead of using the BBQ, I roasted in the oven (350 until 150-160 internal temp) with the last 10 minutes on broil. I followed the ingredient list fairly closely, but did go a bit heavy on the honey and added some freeze dried basil. The result was magnificent. The lime - cilantro - garlic - honey combined really well to make a nice marinade. I didn't really taste the added basil, so will probably leave it out next time. Broiling for the last 10 minutes or so crisped up the outside nicely, but left the meat tender and juicy. Having cooked it in a baking dish, there was a good amount of sauce left after cooking. I served over pasta and poured some extra sauce over both the chicken and pasta. Definitely a 5-star dish and one that I would serve to company.
This is a great recipe. I was a bit short on limes, so used the juice of a meyer lemon to bring it to the required 1/4 cup. It still tasted great. I used it on 2 chicken breasts, which came out incredibly moist, as well as some shrimp, 2 mahi mahi filets and 1 salmon filet. It worked just as well on the fish as it did on the chicken. I marinated the chicken for about 4 hours, the fish about 1 1/2. I did not have to double the recipe, a little of this marinade seems to go a long way, but I did add a tablespoon of oil to the fish just to help spread the marinade.
Everything I cooked it in had great flabor - I will definitely be using this recipe again!
I accidentally skipped the honey. It was a complete oversight' but as a diabetic and a husband watching weight...it didn't matter. It was still delicious. I served it with a corn tamale cake (yep, made missing the honey all the sweeter) and a garden salad with a black bean confetti and queso con fresco. It was a delicious meal. Thank you for helping me clear out the garden, it was running rampant.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!! This is a keeper of a recipe and will be my "go to" chicken marinade. I let it marinate for 36 hours, and it turned out perfect. So flavorful and juicy. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'll be using it often.
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I have not prepared this yet; but I have eaten it and it is AWESOME!! Excellant used as a staple in Mexican based meal; or wonderfully tastey sliced and eaten with a nice salad. Thank you Marcy for preparing this for us, it was delightful
Yummy recipe but a little strong in the garlic for my liking. Will try 4 cloves next time. Marinade darkens nicely to give the chicken a delicious coating. I loved the citrus flavour. I used the left overs in a burrito the next day and the flavours were sensational. Look forward to making it again and serving it with tacos.
Five stars is not enough for this amazing recipe! My husband and 8 year old daughter had thirds! It was so easy to make and I can't wait to make it again. I will be making this over and over again! Thanks for my new favorite recipe!