lime, cilantro & sun-dried tomato chicken

February 19, 2013

this dinner tasted so totally deliciously amazing to me tonight that i have to write it down, so i won’t forget it!

this afternoon, i faced the familiar question: what to do with these chicken breasts for dinner??

here’s what i came up with, and will *absolutely* be making again:

lime, cilantro & sun-dried tomato chicken 

2 defrosted boneless skinless chicken breasts

limes

1/2 bunch cilantro

about 1/2 c sun-dried tomatoes in oil

coconut oil

real salt

extra virgin olive oil

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i started by chopping the chicken breasts in pieces. i heated a lot of coconut oil in a pan, then added the chicken … covering with a generous amount of real salt. while the chicken cooked, i put the cilantro and the juice from about 6 limes in my ninja blender. the limes were disappointing, with very little juice, so i ended up adding juice from half a lemon. i blended this, and then added some olive oil, until it became a little more creamy.

when the chicken seemed close to cooked through, i added the sun-dried tomatoes (making sure lots of the oil from the jar poured out as well) plus the cilantro/lime mix, to the pan. i cooked this on low, covered, for about 20 minutes.

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i had prepared brown rice for my family and decided to make myself a salad (not eating very much rice). i decided to make a dressing that matched the chicken flavor, so in the same ninja blender i added the other 1/2 of the bunch of cilantro, a generous spoonful of sour cream, real salt, the other half of the lemon juice, and some olive oil. i blended this and poured over a chopped green salad, with the chicken on the side.

OH MY WORD! Lime-y cilantro salty tangy bliss! and everyone here loved it. 🙂

here’s a terrible picture – i am definitely no food photographer – but i like to have some kind of visual to remember:

cilantro lime chicken

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3 Responses to “lime, cilantro & sun-dried tomato chicken”

  1. jani Says:

    It sounds wonderful. I love cilantro and lime/lemon.
    Why do you always say “real salt”? Is there fake salt?

  2. home2learn Says:

    hi jani!
    your comment made me smile. i use redmond’s real salt – that’s what it’s called, and i’ve found it to excellent as far as flavor and nutritional value. here’s a link for info from their site, http://realsalt.com/

  3. Leaves Heal Says:

    Sounds SO good!
    We’d have to do under-ripe, sun-dried plums in stead of the tomatoes… haven’t experimented with that yet, but I LOVED sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil! Will have to see what can be done about that 🙂


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