Delish Delights: Cilantro Lime Chicken

On Tuesdays we share recipes (and on Wednesday we wear pink.)

Here at Tickled Peach, Tuesdays will be known as Delish Delights aka the day I share some recipes with you. I can’t be the only mom who stresses out about cooking, can I? It isn’t cooking in and of itself; it is the planning and the grocery shopping. What should I cook? When can I go grocery shopping? Is there a time I can go grocery shopping alone? How can I fit all those groceries into the cart along with a baby carrier and Cooper?

Exhausting.

When I was working, I did a lot of mini grocery runs. I’d go to the grocery store 2-3 times a week. I’d think of something on the fly to cook, and I would swing by the grocery store on my way to daycare to pick up whatever I needed. Easy peasy! Now I shop once a week, and it is a necessity to both meal plan and shop with a grocery list.

When I broke out my planner for the first time in January, I started a list of my favorite go to meals. Whenever I cook something quick and easy that is a hit with the family, I jot it down on my list. Then when I meal plan, I pick one thing from that list to include during the week. Try it! Include simple meals – chili, spaghetti, grilled chicken, crock pot meals, etc. I promise this will help you tremendously.

Onto the recipes! This meal is definitely on my list. It’s easy to prepare and doesn’t require a ton of ingredients.

CL chicken, brown rice, roasted corn

The Cilantro Lime Chicken came from a Paula Deen magazine years ago. It’s wonderful on the grill! Note: you could substitute greek yogurt for the mayonnaise and I bet it would taste great!

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Ingredients

  • Chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Limes or lime juice
  • Mayonaise

Directions:

  1. Combine 1/2 cup of mayo, half a head of cilantro (chopped), and the juice of 3-4 limes in a plastic resealable bag. Mix together and add chicken breasts. Marinate 3-4 hours of overnight.
  2. This can be grilled or baked – I prefer grilled!

Brown rice is a recipe passed down in my family. My aunt has made it for family gatherings for years and it has become one of my favorite sides. However… the only brown thing about this rice is its color. It’s not super healthy.

Brown Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white rice (not instant)
  • 2 cans beef consume
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Mushrooms, sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 stick butter, sliced into pats

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the rice, soup, onions, and mushrooms in a casserole dish. Stir.
  3. Dot the top of the mixture with the pats of butter.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

This roasted corn will change your life. It is so easy and it is absolutely delicious. It’s the only way I make corn on the cob now.

Roasted Corn

Directions:

  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place corn in the oven – still in its husk. Don’t peel it or wash it. I just lay it directly on the rack.
  3. Cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Take the corn out of the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Peel off the husk. It comes off so easily, and you don’t have to worry about picking off the silk.
  6. Sprinkle with melted butter and salt and pepper.

What are you cooking this week?

 

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