Tuesday Treats & Titles: Cilantro-Lime Chicken

I’m a big fan of lime and cilantro. Street tacos–soft tortilla wrapped around fajita meat with onions and cilantro topped with squirts of lime juice are summer-time favorites. This quick and easy meal provides all the flavor. With the weather warming up, this quick dinner doesn’t heat up the kitchen. 

Total Time: 20 Min.
Prep & Cook Time: 20 Min.
4 servings

Bring some beautiful color and flavor to plain chicken breasts with this Cilantro-Lime Chicken. Our Cilantro-Lime Chicken is made with fresh lime zest and juice, cilantro, cheese and finely shredded cheese and salsa verde.

What You Need
1/2 cup TACO BELL® Verde Salsa
1 tsp. zest and 1/4 cup juice from 3 limes
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb.)
1/2 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese

Let’s Make It
1 – Combine salsa, lime zest, lime juice and 2 Tbsp. cilantro.
2 – Cook chicken in nonstick skillet on medium heat 3 to 4 min. on each side or until evenly browned on both sides. Top with salsa mixture; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 3 to 4 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF). Remove from heat.
3 – Top with cheese; cover. Let stand 2 min.
4 – Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1 – Creative Leftovers: Cool, then refrigerate any remaining chicken up to 2 days. When ready to serve, pull the chicken into shreds, then reheat and serve wrapped in warmed tortillas. Add your favorite taco toppings, if desired.

Tip 2 – Serving Suggestion: Serve with hot cooked rice and a steamed fresh vegetable, such as carrots or green beans.

My Note: Our appetites are obviously bigger than normal. Or something. Two small breasts would be one serving. If I want soft taco leftovers, I double the ingredients. Also, I’ll warm up flour tortillas to serve instead of bread.

Gotta love My Food and Family for the tasty. CLICK to get all the details. This has always seemed like a Tex-Mex type of recipe and Leigh Daniels totally agrees. She’s the former arson investigator from Dallas, Texas who discovered that the mysterious Nightrider called Smoke was her one. You know what they say, right? Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Leigh will attest to that. Theirs is a wild ride with lots of twists and turns. You can read their story in NIGHT FIRE. Just click on the cover or the title to head to the universal link page. You can find the link to your favorite on-line retailer there. Who’s had street tacos? 🙋🏼‍♀️ Who loves street tacos? 🙋🏼‍♀️ Who’s hungry now? 🙋🏼‍♀️


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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