This boneless chicken breast recipe is healthy and super flavorful. It is also very easy to make. We are going to marinade the breast in lemon juice and then cook it in a cilantro sauce.
The first step in this recipe is to pound the chicken breast between two pieces of plastic. What we want is to even out the thickness of the meat so that it cooks uniformily.
We will be using cilantro leaves and stems for this recipe. Please do not get rid of the stems as they are loaded in flavor. Simply make sure to blend it very well so that your sauce is nice and smooth.
This is what you are going to need for this delicious and easy boneless chicken breast recipe with lemon and cilantro:
2 whole chicken breasts — halved and butterflied
1 lemon – juiced
1 TBS unsalted butter
1 TBS olive oil
1 small white onion – chopped
2 garlic cloves – minced
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. cumin
2 large handfuls of fresh cilantro leaves with stems – chopped
1 cup chicken stock
Salt & Pepper
Place the butterflied chicken breast in between two pieces pf plastic wrap and pound to make them of even thickness. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice to both sides and place them in a glass container. Cover the container with plastic and refrigerate for one hour.
Melt the butter and olive oil in a large skillet and brown the chicken on both sides. Remove on to a plate and set aside. Cut the fillets in half.
Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook stirring and scraping the brown bits on the bottom. Add the oregano and cumin and mix well. Cook for about four to five minutes.
Place the cilantro in a blender and add the cooked onions and the chicken stock. Blend until you have an even paste.
Return the chicken to the pan and add the cilantro sauce. Wash out the blender with about 1/2 cup water. Taste for salt and adjust and add black pepper. Mix everything and cook the chicken for five minutes. Flip and cook for another five minutes. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.
CALORIES 289.50; FAT 10.20 grs (sat 3.15; mono 4.38; poly 1.64); PROTEIN 40.10 grs ; FIBER 0.91 grs; CARBS 7.54 grs; CHOLESTEROL 110.63 mg; IRON 1.92 mg; SODIUM 543.19 mg; CALCIUM 45.66 mg