Congrats to me! Congrats to you! This is my first recipe in my new blog and if it weren’t for my childhood friend Lesia otherwise known as @lalaajjie on instagram I probably would never have gotten around to posting my recipes. She has not stopped requesting this since I made it a month or so ago. So, cheers to her on lighting a fire under my ass to post again!
Prior to going to Mexico I was ferociously craving chilli and lime flavours and I had some boneless, skinless chicken thighs in the fridge so I decided to come up with a tasty and tangy rub/ marinade for this clean dinner. It’s gluten, preservative, msg, free and for my primal friends its perfectly paleo too!
Chili Lime Rubbed Chicken
4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
4 Cloves of Garlic
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tsp Cumin
1 tsp Paprika
1 Bunch of Cilantro (Omit if you hate it but really don’t it makes the meal!)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Mince 2 cloves of garlic a handful of cilantro and put in a bowl.
Juice Lime and add to mix.
Add 1 tbsp of olive oil.
Pour mixture over chicken and let marinate in fridge for 1+ hours.
In a separate bowl mix chilli powder, cumin, paprika, remaining garlic, cilantro, 1 tbsp of olive oil and salt and pepper.
Cover chicken and let stand in fridge while you prepare your side dishes.
Add remaining oil to grill pan set on med-high heat setting.
Add chicken to pan and cook 9 minutes per side.
Once chicken is cooked squeeze lime over top.
Serve with grilled broccolini and avocado salsa.