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Cilantro Thai Chicken

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Jan 10, 2013

Cilantro Thai Chicken

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I was on Pinterest a couple of days ago searching for new recipes to try and came across a "Cilantro Thai Chicken" recipe that looked interesting.  I knew my family would like it but there was just one problem.... I HATE cilantro.  I had to put that in caps because that's how strongly I dislike the stuff.  It smells terrible, then it gets on my hands after I handle it... gag!
But, being the great wife and mother that I am I decided to try this recipe anyways, even if it meant I would end up making something different for myself if I didn't like it.

Let me tell you, not many thing surprise me anymore but this recipe definitely did! I tweaked it a little bit from the original recipe and it turned out to be SO DELICIOUS!
Moist, juicy, and a really great flavor.  Wanna know the best part?  The cilantro mixed so well with the other flavors that it was tasty and not overpowering.  I ended up really enjoying it, along with my family, our dinner guest and big suprise... the baby loved it too!

I think I'm starting to spoil my family just a little bit with all of these new yummy recipes that I'm making them.  My husband has always loved my cooking but I'm thinking he loves this food blog that I've started.  I've finally broken out of my comfort zone and started trying new things like this... Cilantro Thai Chicken!

Cilantro Thai Chicken
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/8 cup sodium free soy sauce
1/8 cup lemon juice, or juice of 1 lemon  (I used lemon juice since that's what I had in the fridge)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 - 3/4 cup cilantro
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

Wash cilantro and put into food processor, Ninja Blender or regular blender (I used my Ninja!).
Add soy sauce, lemon juice, minced garlic, and toasted sesame oil.  Blend until cilantro has broken into small pieces.  

Place chicken in a bowl and poke holes on either side of it.  Pour cilantro marinade over chicken and cover with plastic wrap. 

Let marinate in fridge for 30 minutes to a few hours turning once 1/2 way through the process. 

Preheat the oven to 350°.  Place the chicken on a broiling pan to allow extra juices to drain to the bottom.  Spoon some of the remaining cilantro in the bowl over the chicken.

Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°.  Allow meat to rest for 5 minutes before serving to prevent it from drying up.  

We served this with steamed broccoli and carrots and it was delicious!  

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At February 15, 2013 at 1:49 PM , Blogger said...

Funny, I now that I have a blog AND Pinterest, I never make the same thing twice! I absolutely LOVE cilantro, but my kids don't. Happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe, because it's going on my "must try list" Thanks for taking the time to share this at my very first link party. I hope you'll come back and share more tomorrow!

At February 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM , Blogger said...

Excited to be featuring this tomorrow!

At February 16, 2013 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you so much for featuring my Cilantro Thai Chicken recipe! I've added your button to my "Where I've Been Featured" page and also posted on Facebook that I've been featured. Both link directly to your link party post with the feature.

I've also linked up to this weeks party too :) Hope you have a fantastic rest of your weekend!

At February 19, 2013 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Blackberry Vine said...

This chicken looks so good! I love Thai! If you haven't already had a chance, I'd love for you to stop by and share your recipe at the 100th Tuesday To Do Party over at The Blackberry Vine!

The Blackberry Vine

At February 21, 2013 at 3:44 PM , Anonymous Lazy Budget Chef said...

OMG! Cilantro and Thai? I am in love.

At February 21, 2013 at 10:31 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for the invite Jami! I linked up a few recipes over the past 2 weeks :) So glad to have been invited to join your link party!

Hope you'll link up here this weekend too!

At February 21, 2013 at 10:32 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Lol! Thanks for your sweet comment :)

At February 25, 2013 at 4:52 AM , Blogger Snap said...

I love Thai, but I'm not fond of cilantro --- rather cilantro is not fond of me! :( But -- this sounds and looks wonderful.

At February 25, 2013 at 8:03 PM , Blogger Gabriela said...

I love this! I have cilantro sitting in the fridge that I really need to use up. This is perfect! Thanks for the share. :)

At February 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on this recipe! Maybe you could switch out the Cilantro for another herb? Haven't tried it but it might be yummy :)

At February 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

You're welcome Gabriela! Hope you enjoy it :)

At March 1, 2013 at 6:33 AM , Blogger Diane Balch said...

The flavors of this chicken sound knock out. Please bring this by foodie friday today and share it with us.

At March 6, 2013 at 9:52 PM , Blogger Diana of Diana Rambles said...

Yum! I'd love this with thighs!!! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

At March 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Blogger cody said...

This looks fabulous. Just my kind of recipe! la raie recette


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