Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

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Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs - This is truly the most AMAZING zesty cilantro-lime marinade ever. And the chicken comes out perfectly juicy and tender.

This is truly the most AMAZING zesty cilantro-lime marinade ever. And the chicken comes out perfectly juicy and tender.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs - This is truly the most AMAZING zesty cilantro-lime marinade ever. And the chicken comes out perfectly juicy and tender.

Guys.

It was 25 degrees F this morning. I am seriously so over it.

I mean, we’re about to head into April! And it was 60 degrees just a few days ago. Where’s the Spring weather, Chicago? I’m ready for grilling season!

But I guess for now, I’ll have to settle for the grill pan.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs - This is truly the most AMAZING zesty cilantro-lime marinade ever. And the chicken comes out perfectly juicy and tender.

Because these cilantro lime chicken thighs cannot wait for this Chicago warm weather everyone has been promising this LA native.

Nope. This marinade is too epic to be waiting. The marinade made with fresh cilantro, olive oil, lime zest, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.

It’s simple, it’s quick, and it yields the most flavorful, zesty chicken thighs one can ask for.

Simply throw these bad boys on a grill pan or a hot grill (for those of you with actual Spring weather!) and serve with rice or use for tacos, bowls, or salads.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs - This is truly the most AMAZING zesty cilantro-lime marinade ever. And the chicken comes out perfectly juicy and tender.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

This is truly the most AMAZING zesty cilantro-lime marinade ever. And the chicken comes out perfectly juicy and tender.

2 hours 15 minutes20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cilantro, 2 tablespoons olive oil, lime zest, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine chicken and cilantro mixture; marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade.
  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a cast iron grill pan over medium-high heat.* Working in batches, add chicken to the grill pan in a single layer and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side.
  4. Serve immediately.

Notes:

*If you do not have a cast iron grill pan, you can also use a large cast iron skillet.

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Crispy Sweet Potato Pancake Lettuce Wraps

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These Vietnamese sweet potato pancakes are an excellent snack or appetizer served in lettuce wraps. Double the recipe and make it a meal! Made from grated sweet potatoes and carrots, they’re a versatile dish for any time of day.

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Double Vanilla Cupcakes

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Hands up if you love VANILLA! These Double Vanilla Cupcakes are infused with velvety, sweet vanilla flavor in both the cake and the frosting. Make them for a birthday, office party, or “just because”!

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (April 1-April 7)

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A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®.

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®.

Hi guys! Spring is in the air, can you feel it? Bring on the farmers markets! I will be doing a book signing next Sunday April 7th, hosted by Le Creuset at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, from 2 PM – 3:30 PM. The address if Le Creuset 869 Adirondack Way, Central Valley, New York 10917. If you are in the area stop by and say hi! I will also have book signings at their Mohegan Sun loaction April 13th and their Wrentham location April 14th. Save the date!

If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing these free, 7-day flexible healthy meal plans (you can see my previous meal plans here) that are meant as a guide, with plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food, coffee, beverages, fruits, snacks, dessert, wine, etc or swap recipes out for meals you prefer, you can search for recipes by course in the index. You should aim for around 1500 calories* per day.

There’s also a precise, organized grocery list that will make grocery shopping so much easier and much less stressful. Save you money and time. You’ll dine out less often, waste less food and you’ll have everything you need on hand to help keep you on track.

Lastly, if you’re on Facebook join my Skinnytaste Facebook Community where everyone’s sharing photos of recipes they are making, you can join here. I’m loving all the ideas everyone’s sharing! If you wish to get on the email list, you can subscribe here so you never miss a meal plan!

Also, if you don’t have the Skinnytaste Meal Planner, now would be a great time to get one to get organized for 2019! There was a print error last year, but it’s perfect now! You can order it here!

THE DETAILS:

Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, are designed to serve 1 while dinners and all meals on Saturday and Sunday are designed to serve a family of 4. Some recipes make enough leftovers for two nights or lunch the next day. While we truly believe there is no one size fits all meal plan, we did our best to come up with something that appeals to a wide range of individuals. Everything is Weight Watchers friendly, I included the updated Weight Watcher Freestyle Points for your convenience, feel free to swap out any recipes you wish or just use this for inspiration!

The grocery list is comprehensive and includes everything you need to make all meals on the plan. I’ve even included brand recommendations of products I love and use often. Cross check your cabinets because many condiments you’ll notice I use often, so you may already have a lot of them.

And last, but certainly not least, this meal plan is flexible and realistic. There’s plenty of wiggle room for cocktails, healthy snacks, dessert and dinner out. And if necessary, you can move some things around to make it work with your schedule. Please let me know if you’re using these plans, this will help me decide if I should continue sharing them!

MONDAY (4/1)
B: Freezer Breakfast Burritos* (4)
L: Cobb Salad in a Jar with Buttermilk Ranch* (5)
D: Heather’s Buddha Bowl (7)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 16, Calories 1,001**

TUESDAY (4/2)
B: Freezer Breakfast Burritos (4)
L: Cobb Salad in a Jar with Buttermilk Ranch (5)
D: Grilled Chicken Tacos with Lettuce Slaw, Avocado and Cotija (8)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17, Calories 955**

WEDNESDAY (4/3)
B: Freezer Breakfast Burritos (4)
L: Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap Sandwich (5)
D: Orecchiette Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Broccoli (8)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17, Calories 819**

THURSDAY (4/4)
B: Freezer Breakfast Burritos (4)
L: Chickpea Avocado Salad (3) and an apple (0)
D: LEFTOVER Orecchiette Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Broccoli (8)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 15, Calories 882**

FRIDAY (4/5)
B: Greek Yogurt with Berries, Nuts and Honey (5)
L: Chickpea Avocado Salad (3) and an apple (0)
D: Maple Soy Glazed Salmon (3) with Asian Edamame Fried Rice (4)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 15, Calories 1,083**

SATURDAY (4/6)
B: Czech Crepes with Berries and Cream (4)
L: Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach (5)
D: DINNER OUT!

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 9, Calories 511**

SUNDAY (4/7)
B: Asparagus-Pancetta Potato Hash (4)
L: Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Tacos (6)
D: Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf (7) with 1 cup sautéed green beans (0)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17, Calories 801**

*Freeze any leftover burritos you/your family won’t eat. Prep Cobb Salad Sunday night, if desired

**This is just a guide, women should aim for around 1500 calories per day. Here’s a helpful calculator to estimate
your calorie needs. I’ve left plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food such as coffee, beverages, fruits,
snacks, dessert, wine, etc.

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: April Week 1

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Make the most of this week by leaving the meal plan to us! Peas and asparagus dishes welcome Spring while pizza and tostadas quell those comfort food cravings!

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Asparagus and Ricotta Bruschetta

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Here’s an asparagus-topped bruschetta that’s ready for Easter or a spring dinner party! Lemony ricotta is spread over crusty bread and topped with fresh asparagus. Bruschetta perfection!

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Chicken Khao Soi (Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup)

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Chicken Khao Soi (Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup) - Made with such tender shredded chicken in an amazingly fragrant coconut-curry broth that is to die for!

Made with such tender shredded chicken in an amazingly fragrant coconut-curry broth that is to die for!

Chicken Khao Soi (Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup) - Made with such tender shredded chicken in an amazingly fragrant coconut-curry broth that is to die for!

So this is completely inspired by my Thailand trip from last year. It only took me a year to perfect!

Now if you haven’t tried khao soi just yet, it’s the most amazing Thai noodle soup dish made with a coconut-milk-curry-based broth. It’s heavenly, and it’s something I had my entire trip in 90 degree weather in Thailand.

But now, you can skip that trip to Thailand and head straight to making this curry noodle soup right at home.

The ingredient list may seem a bit long but don’t worry – most of the ingredient should already be in your pantry! And if you can’t find chow mein stir-fry noodles, you can easily substitute refrigerated Yaki-Soba noodles and if all else fails, spaghetti noodles will also work just fine.

So rain or shine, 30 degree Chiberia or 80 degree LA weather, this khao soi can be made in any weather! And if you really like that heat, you can add additional red curry paste, to taste.

For best results, serve with an ice cold Singha beer.

Chicken Khao Soi (Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup) - Made with such tender shredded chicken in an amazingly fragrant coconut-curry broth that is to die for!

Chicken Khao Soi (Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup)

Made with such tender shredded chicken in an amazingly fragrant coconut-curry broth that is to die for!

20 minutes30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (6-ounce) package chow mein stir-fry noodles
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

For the toppings

  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges

Directions:

  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Combine coconut milk and red bell peppers in blender until smooth; set aside.
  3. Heat canola oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and shallot, and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Stir in red curry paste, ginger and chili powder until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Stir in chicken stock and coconut milk mixture, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  6. Stir in chicken, fish sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced and chicken is tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  7. Remove chicken and shred, using two forks, before returning to the pot; stir in lime juice.
  8. Serve immediately with noodles, garnished with red onion, bean sprouts, cilantro and lime, if desired.

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