I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Lime Cilantro Chicken Paillards

What happens when the grocery store has limes on sale, 10 for $1.00? You find a way to cook with limes! So last night, I decided to try a cilantro lime chicken and I must say, it far exceeded our expectations. This is an incredibly quick and easy dish to prepare, but it's packed with a lot of flavor and tastes like it took a lot longer to prepare!

We paired it with pasta tossed in olive oil, green onions and chopped fresh cilantro.

  • 2 chicken breasts, pounded flat to 1/4 inch thick
  • 1.5 T olive oil
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp dried cilantro
  • 3 tsp lime zest (about 5 limes)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste

1. Preheat broiler. Pound chicken breasts flat with a mallet or rolling pin. Mix olive oil and next 5 ingredients in small bowl. Evenly coat both sides of each chicken breast with mixture.

2. Place chicken on broiling pan coated with foil. Broil about 3 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro, if available.

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