Cilantro Lime Chicken & Peppers

Need a quick weekinight chicken dish but looking for something different with great flavor? Check out my Cilantro Lime Chicken & Peppers!

Cilantro Lime Chicken

cilantro lime chicken

Need dinner fast but want something fresh and delicious that brings a little ZING to an otherwise ordinary day? Why not get your hips shaking and your mouth watering to some Latin flavors like a plate of Cilantro Lime Chicken? We already know how to make the perfect Mojito! With help from a batch of Cuban Garbanzos from the freezer and a pack of your favorite yellow rice mix, dinner can be on the table in 25 minutes and packed full of flavor!

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Cilantro Lime Chicken
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Cilantro Lime Chicken


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1.5” chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 ½ tsp. Adobo seasoning
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into chunks


  • Place chicken chunks and peppers in medium size bowl; set aside.
  • In a small food processor or blender pulse together remaining ingredients until well mixed.
  • Toss cut up chicken and peppers in cilantro mixture. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, start some yellow rice and defrost a batch of garbanzo beans.
  • Heat an extra large non-stick skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Saute chicken and peppers for 12-15 minutes stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through. Serve over yellow rice with a side of Cuban garbanzo beans and a wedge of lime.