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
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)
- Preheat the oven to 425.
- 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.
- 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.
- Put the contents of the bowl in the baking pan and transfer to the oven.
- Bake about 1 hour until cooked throughout and well browned.
- Serve right away.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per a 4-ounce serving)
Protein: 22 grams
Carbs: 1 gram
Fat: 15 grams
Cholesterol: 133 mg