Trader Joes is one of my go-tos for quick and simple meals, BUT they are also AMAZING for new seasonings and sauces! So last year when I discovered their Chile Lime Seasoning Blend, I was addicted. Used it for Margaritas, Avocado Toast, BUT my favorite by far, is my Cilantro Lime Chicken. Hope you enjoy it just as much as I have!
Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
3 Large Chicken Breasts Halved (or 4-6 chicken thighs)
2 Packages Sazon Goya
6 Tablespoons Trader Joes Chile Lime Seasoning
1 Bunch Fresh Cilantro Chopped
2 Fresh Jalapeños Sliced
2 Fresh Large Limes (or 1/4 cup lime juice)
4 Cloves Fresh Garlic Minced
1 Medium Onion Sliced
1 Tablespoon Salt
In A large mixing bowl place chicken breasts/thighs along with Sazon Goya Seasoning, 1 squeezed lime, garlic, salt, and cilantro. Mix and make sure to fully coat each piece.
Coat a large cast iron skillet/or baking sheet, with olive oil to prevent sticking.
Transfer chicken to the coated pan, and save any remaining seasoning/lime juice mixture to pour over chicken after it is transferred. Sprinkle the Trader Joes Chile Lime Seasoning on each piece so that it coats the chicken, and then sprinkle with both the onions and jalapeños. (If you're not a huge fan of spice, make sure to remove all the seeds from your jalapeños prior to slicing them. I LOVE everything extra spicy, so the more the merrier for me!)
Before transferring into the oven, squeeze the second lime over top of the chicken. You can even leave the halved limes in the skillet for an extra "limey" taste.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, then switch to Broil Low for the last 5 minutes to give yourself a more "Crispy" outside texture. Depending on how thick your breast pieces are, you may want to adjust this timing by 5-10 minutes. Make sure to cut into a piece and check to make sure it is fully cooked inside before switching over to broil.
We love to eat this with either Siete Chips and my Homemade Guacamole (recipe coming soon). or a side of rice and black beans!
*If you try out the recipe, let me know what you think in the comments! Tag me @simplyallyssaa on Instagram stories so I can see your creations!*