Recipe of the Week

Citrus Chicken: This is an easy-to-make recipe that uses lime juice to give the chicken a unique taste. Serve this with brown rice and you will have a great combination of complex carbs and a healthy supply of protein. Source: USDA Mixing Bowl

picture of cook citrus chicken with asparagus and rice

INGREDIENTS

4 6-ounce chicken thighs (bone-in)
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 orange, sliced (optional, for garnish)

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. To trim the chicken, lay the chicken thighs on the cutting board, skin side up. Press down on the chicken to push out the excess fat.  Use a sharp knife to cut excess fat.
  3. Put the chicken, oregano, cumin, lime juice, salt, and pepper in the bowl and mix well. Proceed to the next step or cover and refrigerate up to overnight.
  4. Put the contents of the bowl in the baking pan and transfer to the oven.
  5. Bake about 1 hour until cooked throughout and well browned.
  6. Serve right away.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per a 4-ounce serving)
Calories:   231
Protein:    22 grams
Carbs:      1 gram
Fat:          15 grams
Cholesterol: 133 mg

 

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