Welcome to another flavorful adventure with Chef Nourish! Today, we're excited to share a recipe that's a true delight for meal preppers and flavor enthusiasts alike: Juicy Chicken with Oregano, Lime, and Cilantro. This dish is not only bursting with zesty and herby flavors but is also incredibly easy to prepare, making it perfect for your weekly meal prep routine.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 limes, juiced and zested
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Marinate the Chicken: In a large bowl, combine the lime juice and zest, olive oil, minced garlic, chopped oregano, and cilantro. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Add the chicken breasts, ensuring they are well-coated with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight for more flavor.
- Cook the Chicken: Preheat your grill or skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through (internal temperature should reach 165°F).
- Rest and Serve: Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes after cooking. This helps to lock in the juices, ensuring each bite is succulent and full of flavor.
- Meal Prep and Storage: Slice the cooked chicken and divide it into meal prep containers. This chicken pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides such as quinoa, roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
For an extra kick of flavor, prepare a little extra marinade and set it aside before adding the chicken. Use this as a refreshing drizzle over the cooked chicken just before serving.
This Juicy Chicken with Oregano, Lime, and Cilantro recipe is a perfect example of how simple ingredients can create a meal that’s both nutritious and packed with flavor. Ideal for meal prep, this recipe is a convenient way to enjoy a delicious, healthful meal throughout your busy week.
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