Perfect Cilantro Lime Roasted Chicken

A great flavorful easy to prepare and a joy to eat, chicken recipe. You will be making this on repeat and sharing the recipe with your friends.
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Meat thermometer


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs (4 pieces)
  • 3 medium scallions cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425°
  • Combine oil, lime zest, lime juice, cumin, coriander, chili powder, brown sugar and salt in a large sealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal the bag and massage to coat the chicken. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade; discard the marinade.
  • Add the chicken to the pan in an even layer; cook, undisturbed, until browned on the bottom, 5 to 6 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Transfer skillet to preheated oven and place skillet on top rack. Cook for 8-9 minutes and open the oven to add scallions to the pan; cook, an additional 2-3 minutes or until the scallions are blistered and tender.
  • Toss fresh leaves of cilantro over top of chicken. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.


Can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 3 days.

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