Juicy Mexican cilantro lime chicken

cilantro lime chicken

– IBS, SIBO and low FODMAP friendly (no garlic, onion or other high FODMAPs)
– No artificial ingredients
– Allergens: No dairy, nuts, soy, shellfish, eggs

– Low sodium

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This is a super flavorful, yet simple dish that is low FODMAP friendly and has few ingredients. Mexican cilantro lime chicken is a popular dish in Mexican cuisine that features chicken marinated in a mixture of cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and other spices. The chicken is typically grilled or pan-seared until it’s cooked through and has a slightly charred and crispy exterior.

The cilantro and lime combination gives the chicken a fresh and tangy flavor, while the spices add a depth of flavor and a bit of heat. This dish is often served with rice, beans, or tortillas, and can be topped with salsa, guacamole, or sour cream for extra flavor. It’s a flavorful and easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or for entertaining guests.

Juicy Mexican cilantro lime chicken

Super simple chicken recipe with Mexican flavors.
Prep10 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, easy, low fodmap
Servings: 4
Calories: 402kcal


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs chicken breasts also work well
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the chicken thighs in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them, making sure to coat both sides of the chicken.
  • Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours.
  • Preheat a skillet to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the remaining marinade.
  • Cook the chicken for 6-7 minutes per side, or until it is fully cooked and no longer pink in the middle.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.


Nutrition: Carbohydrates:5g; Protein:24g; Fat:14g; Saturated Fat:6g; Cholesterol: 129mg; Sodium:125mg; Fiber:0.7g

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