Monday Menu – Cilantro Chicken

I love Cilantro. Especially at this time of year when tomatoes are just getting ripe. So delicious in fresh salsa. My kids and hubby love it too, so it gets extra bonus points.

Anyway, this is my first year growing cilantro and I’ve learned a thing or two. I’ve been succession planting cilantro every three weeks, just to make sure we have a constant supply. But holey moley! It’s been bolting faster than you can shake a stick at. At least the flowers are said to attract beneficial insects so I’m just going to let them do their thing.

I’ve since discovered that there are slow-bolt varieties available that don’t flower as quickly. Slow-Bolt Cilantro from Renee’s Gardens is a variety I’m going to try. I’ve had excellent luck with Renee’s Gardens seeds so I’m hopeful that this will be an improvement over the cilantro I’m currently growing. (And Renee’s seed packets are so pretty to look at, it makes me want to buy way more than I have room to plant.)

Here is a SUPER easy, SUPER delicious marinade I’ve come up with to use with that fast bolting cilantro:

Cilantro Chicken
Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts to a uniform thickness. Place in large zip lock bag.

In a small bowl, mix together:
1/2 of chopped cilantro
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 Tbs honey
1 Tbs olive oil
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/4 cup lime juice

Pour the marinade over the chicken and turn breasts to coat evenly. Chill for 1 hour or overnight.

BBQ them when you’re ready. It’s delicious and a great way to keep your kitchen cool on a hot day! Enjoy!

What is your favorite hot day recipe?

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19 thoughts on “Monday Menu – Cilantro Chicken

  1. Ohhh that sounds excellent. I don't have a favorite hot day recipe except maybe my own egg salad. Anything that doesn't involve turning on the oven!

  2. Oh my mom has always used cilantro as part of her seasoning so I've grown up loving it. And I'm with JosiahsMommy, my fave hot day recipe is take out. I hosted a dinner party a couple weeks ago and it involved turning on the oven. My apartment is hot enough as it is, but that day I thought I was going to pass out!

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  3. That sounds like a good recipe. I always say "A cook I ain't" but there are a few things I make. LOL Maybe I'll try this one.
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  4. mmmm, great to find a great cooking blog for when I actually have time to cook again! Thanks for stopping by my blog SITSta!

  5. Yum! I love your blog! I have a bunch of cilantro in my garden and was wondering what else I could do with it. This recipe sounds awesome! 🙂 Thanx for visiting my blog. Stopping by from SITS!

  6. Sounds yummy. I poked around your blog and I like it. I've been thinking of starting a compost.
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  7. that sounds really good.

    I don't really have a favorite recipe right now. I am just learning how to cook and have been more playing around in the kitchen instead of using recipes. I love to collect recipes though, and am glad I came across this one.

  8. I'm guessing cilantro is what I'd call coriander? I'm sure it is and I love it too. If I have lots left over which has already been picked I do one of two things to keep it going a bit longer (apart from drying it); cilantro pesto…pound cilantro with sea salt, black pepper, some grated ginger and add oil of choice and some chopped limes. This keeps for weeks and tastes delicious in salsa, curries, dips, rice and stir fries. The other way to preserve is to make a curry paste; cilantro, garlic cloves, chopped ginger, chillies to taste, onion chopped all blended together with a little oil. This too is good used as above. It also makes great gifts if you use lovely little jars and old-fashioned bottles, esp. if you use lovely green limes or lemons with a pile of sea salt at the bottom. Looks good enough to eat…oh, wait…
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