Simple, yet delicious recipe for chicken thighs! Serve with brown rice (I serve with my own personal recipe for Cheesy Fiesta Brown Rice).


Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
35 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Wrap garlic cloves in a piece of aluminum foil.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until softened and fragrant, about 15 minutes.

  • While garlic is roasting, season chicken with onion powder, salt, and pepper.

  • Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, turning halfway though, until browned, about 8 minutes. Add roasted garlic to the pan, mashing the cloves as you stir. Add lime juice, chicken stock, and cilantro.

  • Stir until chicken is coated with the sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

Add more chicken stock if the lime juice is too strong for your family or guests.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; protein 19.7g; carbohydrates 5g; fat 14.4g; cholesterol 68.4mg; sodium 146.4mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
This was very good and very easy to prepare. I used a bit more garlic than was called for - just my personal preference. I would have preferred this with more of a spicy kick - perhaps some cumin chili powder or a bit of jalapeno but again that's just my preference. This dish was full of flavor and the chicken was tender and delicious. Read More