Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken with Peach Pico de Gallo.

This grilled cilantro lime chicken is a summer’s night dream. You know I’m all about the non-boring chicken dinners, right?! Well, this one isn’t fancy but it’s flavorful and perfect for hot summer nights. Ever since I made our favorite tortellini salad (ever!), we’ve become hooked on the cilantro lime vinaigrette. It is SO good […]

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This grilled cilantro lime chicken is a summer’s night dream.

grilled cilantro lime chicken with peach pico de gallo

You know I’m all about the non-boring chicken dinners, right?!

Well, this one isn’t fancy but it’s flavorful and perfect for hot summer nights.

cilantro lime marinade ingredients

Ever since I made our favorite tortellini salad (ever!), we’ve become hooked on the cilantro lime vinaigrette. It is SO good and even though I really like cilantro, I don’t think it’s very cilantro-y. Like I know people who don’t love cilantro and even they enjoy that dressing in the tortellini salad.

So then, I started using it as a marinade! I have a recipe with steak and cilantro lime marinade coming up in my next book, so I figured… why not throw some chicken in there as well.

chicken marinating in cilantro lime dressing

This is one of my quintessential summer dinners. I mean, honestly, many nights I could just eat corn on the cob and tomatoes with mozzarella and call it a day. The fresh, summery garden produce just calls to me right now like nothing else.

Of course (shocker), it’s not even to sustain Eddie for dinner, so I have to get creative. Many days I just have no desire to turn on the oven. I will make as MANY things on the grill that I can, even if they seem a but outlandish. But it works, I swear.

diced peaches

This chicken (you can use breasts or thighs!) is marinated a cilantro lime vinaigrette, grilled to perfection and served with a peach pico de gallo on top.

YUM.

peach pico de gallo

If you have a copy of The Pretty Dish, then you know that how much I love a good peach salsa. The version in my book uses corn, and I make a different version every week. But I can say with certainty that it is something I make every.single.week in the summer. Friends just die over it. It’s fresh, sweet, spicy – so good with chips. 

This one is pretty darn simple – it’s essentially a pico de gallo with diced peaches thrown in. I CRAVE this. It’s sweet and spicy and crunchy and limey. The sweetness that the peaches add? Phenomenal. And I never even knew I wanted something sweet in my pico!

grilled cilantro lime chicken with peach pico de gallo

It looks like a bit of a boring dinner but if you’re someone who loves a quick summer dish that can be made mostly on the grill, here you go! I like to throw a few ears of corn on the grill along with the chicken to complete the meal. You can eat it as is, chop it all up and throw it on a salad, mix it in a rice bowl – anything! 

And I mean, it definitely leaves room for ice cream after.

grilled cilantro lime chicken with peach pico de gallo

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

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Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

This grilled cilantro lime chicken is juicy and flavorful and topped with a spicy, sweet peach pico de gallo! Perfect for summer nights.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

cilantro lime chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

peach pico de gallo

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 peach, diced
  • 1 shallot. diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, freshly juiced
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

cilantro lime chicken

  • Place the chicken in a bowl, baking dish or resealable bag.
  • Combine the cilantro lime juice, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, pepper flakes and olive oil in a blender until combined. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Let it marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  • Preheat the grill to high for at least 10 minutes. I like mine around 500 or 550 degrees!
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and let any excess drip off. Place the chicken on the grates and grill for 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • While the chicken grills, I also like to throw some corn on the cob directly on the grill. I grill it for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes then slice it and serve with the peach pico on top.

peach pico de gallo

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined. You can make this a day ahead of time - it’s great even if it sits for 10 to 15 minutes!

grilled cilantro lime chicken with peach pico de gallo

Could eat that pico with a spoon.

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Turkey Taco Bowls with Cilantro Rice

Tacos have officially come out of their shells. These turkey taco rice bowls have all your favorite taco fixin’s served atop a bed of romaine lettuce and tangy cilantro rice. Everything you love about classic hard-shell tacos – without the shell. Instead, the flavorful seasoned ground turkey, black beans, fresh avocado and sour cream are […]

Tacos have officially come out of their shells. These turkey taco rice bowls have all your favorite taco fixin’s served atop a bed of romaine lettuce and tangy cilantro rice.

Everything you love about classic hard-shell tacos – without the shell. Instead, the flavorful seasoned ground turkey, black beans, fresh avocado and sour cream are piled high into a bowl along with cilantro rice and shredded romaine lettuce.

Turkey Taco Bowls with Cilantro Rice on a dark blue background with bowls of salsa and cheese and slices of lime scattered around.

I love a good taco. Preferably the classic Americanized version in a hard corn shell with seasoned ground beef, cheese, sour cream and romaine lettuce.

I could seriously devour 3 or 4 of them all by myself (and if you know me, you know I’m typically a light eater, so 3 whole tacos is a B.F.D.)

These taco bowls take everything you love about that classic hard-shell taco… without the hard shell. Instead, we’ve piled all your favorite fixin’s on a bed of tangy cilantro rice and shredded romaine lettuce.

It’s part taco salad, part rice bowl, and entirely delicious.

Closeup of Turkey Taco Bowls with Cilantro Rice, topped with cilantro microgreens

We’ve opted to swap out the classic ground beef for ground turkey (dark meat please; lean ground turkey is just too dry for this). With a generous amount of seasoning the turkey comes out just as flavorful as any beef version.

The addition of the chicken broth helps to make the meat extra saucy, and not at all dry like ground turkey can often be.

If you do use beef (and you certainly can if you prefer), you probably won’t need a full 3/4 cup of chicken broth (beef broth works too), since ground beef tends to be fattier and therefore juicer. Or you can cook the ground meat most of the way, then spoon off the excess fat, and then add enough broth to make it nice and saucy.

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Sheet Pan Nacho Chicken.

I present to you: sheet pan nacho chicken! Otherwise known as, Eddie’s new favorite chicken. It’s true! Remember a few years ago when I was dead set on creating new unboring chicken recipes constantly? I’m still in that mode (thanks to Eddie!) but it’s rare that I find something different and good enough to share.  […]

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I present to you: sheet pan nacho chicken!

This sheet pan nacho chicken recipe results in the juiciest, more flavorful chicken that can be served in a multitude of ways!

Otherwise known as, Eddie’s new favorite chicken. It’s true!

Remember a few years ago when I was dead set on creating new unboring chicken recipes constantly? I’m still in that mode (thanks to Eddie!) but it’s rare that I find something different and good enough to share. 

THIS IS IT.

sheet pan chicken for the oven

It’s not super different, I mean, it’s a different way to make taco-like chicken. I always like to have one of those. Especially one that isn’t made in a slow cooker. And triple-especially one that isn’t made in the instant pot, because I still loathe that thing. Whomp whomp.

But I have the answer.

This sheet pan nacho chicken recipe results in the juiciest, more flavorful chicken that can be served in a multitude of ways!

This recipe contains three things that I almost always have on hand: chicken, bell peppers and onions.

The major flavor comes from lots of spices. You can leave one or two out if you don’t have them! 

And… I love to sprinkle corn cut straight from the cob into the sheet pan and roast it with everything else.

This creates the most flavorful, juiciest chicken ever.

After that? Well, it’s all about your toppings. Or your favorite condiments or whatever you deem necessary to serve with this juicy flavorbomb bite! 

This sheet pan nacho chicken recipe results in the juiciest, more flavorful chicken that can be served in a multitude of ways!

Because here’s the thing. 

There are so many things you can do with this chicken!

Serve it just like this, straight off the sheet pan smothered in pico, maybe with rice or something on the side.

Shred it and serve it in tacos, of course. Or on nachos, hence the name. (My personal fave, obvs.) 

Shred it or slice it and serve it on slider buns topped with guac and salsa. 

Shred it, slice it or chop it and serve it on top of a salad, on your own burrito bowl, in a wrap of some sort (that isn’t a taco, I guess!) 

I love it.

This sheet pan nacho chicken recipe results in the juiciest, more flavorful chicken that can be served in a multitude of ways!

And one more reeeeeally good idea? This might be the ultimate.

When it’s finished? Before you add anything else on top, cover it with a slice of sharp cheddar or monterey jack and stick it back in the oven for a minute or two.

UM YES.

Then do any of the above like we talked about. 

This sheet pan nacho chicken recipe results in the juiciest, more flavorful chicken that can be served in a multitude of ways!

Hello new favorite chicken! Right?!

This sheet pan nacho chicken recipe results in the juiciest, more flavorful chicken that can be served in a multitude of ways!

Sheet Pan Nacho Chicken

Sheet Pan Nacho Chicken

This sheet pan nacho chicken recipe results in the juiciest, more flavorful chicken that can be served in a multitude of ways!

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, ( (or a mix of breasts and thighs))
  • 2 bell peppers, (thinly sliced)
  • 1 red onion, (thinly sliced)
  • ⅔ cup uncooked sweet corn, (cut from the cob)

quick pico

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, (quartered)
  • ½ sweet onion, (diced)
  • ¼ cup cilantro, (chopped)
  • ½ lime, (juiced)
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • cotija cheese, (for sprinkling)

for serving

  • guacamole
  • cilantro
  • sliced jalapeno peppers
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, chipotle chili powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken breasts, reserving a bit for the peppers and onions. Place the chicken on the sheet pan and surround it with the sliced peppers and onions. Sprinkle the remaining spices over top. Sprinkle the corn all over the sheet pan.

    (As a note, you can also use frozen corn, it may release a bit more liquid.)

  4. Roasted for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Use a cooking thermometer to test the internal temperature, which should be 165 degrees If at any time the peppers and onions look like they may burn, you can pull out the sheet pan and toss the veggies with a fork.
  5. Let the chicken cook for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing or shredding. Sprinkle the pico de gallo on top along with the cotija cheese. Serve with extra lime wedges, guacamole, jalapenos and cilantro.

quick pico

  1. Toss the tomatoes, onion, cilantro and lime juice together in a bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

This sheet pan nacho chicken recipe results in the juiciest, more flavorful chicken that can be served in a multitude of ways!

Just give me some chips to scoop this up!

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Quick Dinner Idea: 5 Minute Tacos

Need a quick dinner idea? These epic 5-minute tacos are done in a flash, featuring a savory chorizo-style egg filling. Prepare to be amazed! Oh, hi. We see you, hungry eater in need of a quick dinner idea. Do we have the recipe for you! Alex and I are obsessed with finding meals that are three things: quick, delicious, and healthy. But we wanted to push ourselves even further. Is a 5-minute dinner recipe possible? Well, we think we’ve nailed it with this recipe. Of course, you’ll need to be the judge! The star is “chorizo-style eggs”: eggs whisked with spices that magically turn meaty. Top with salsa fresca, red onion, cilantro and well: WOW. You’ve got to try these. Video: Dinner in 5 minutes…really. Best quick dinner idea: 5 Minute Tacos! It all started with a challenge from my sister. I asked her what kind of recipes she’d like to see from A Couple Cooks next. And she asked, “Can you make a 5-minute dinner recipe?” Of course, that got our wheels turning. Because the recipes we get asked about, again and again, are not how to make the best chocolate cake or chocolate chip cookies. Nope, the question […]

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Need a quick dinner idea? These epic 5-minute tacos are done in a flash, featuring a savory chorizo-style egg filling. Prepare to be amazed!

Quick Dinner Idea: 5 Minute Tacos

Oh, hi. We see you, hungry eater in need of a quick dinner idea. Do we have the recipe for you! Alex and I are obsessed with finding meals that are three things: quick, delicious, and healthy. But we wanted to push ourselves even further. Is a 5-minute dinner recipe possible? Well, we think we’ve nailed it with this recipe. Of course, you’ll need to be the judge! The star is “chorizo-style eggs”: eggs whisked with spices that magically turn meaty. Top with salsa fresca, red onion, cilantro and well: WOW. You’ve got to try these.

Video: Dinner in 5 minutes…really.

Best quick dinner idea: 5 Minute Tacos!

It all started with a challenge from my sister. I asked her what kind of recipes she’d like to see from A Couple Cooks next. And she asked, “Can you make a 5-minute dinner recipe?” Of course, that got our wheels turning. Because the recipes we get asked about, again and again, are not how to make the best chocolate cake or chocolate chip cookies. Nope, the question we’re asked again and again is: What are your top quick dinner ideas?

Since Alex and I often make tacos or quesadillas as quick dinner recipes on weeknights, we settled on a taco. And for the filling? The chorizo-style eggs in our Veggie Burrito Bowl consistently get rave reviews. Magically, whisking cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder into scrambled eggs and cooking them on low heat forms a meaty substance that we make often. So why not use them as a taco filling? We whipped up a batch and served our 5-minute tacos to my sister.

Her response: Whoa. These are SO good.

Quick dinner idea: 5 Minute Tacos

Can you really make them in 5 minutes?

That’s a good question. 5 minutes is pretty ambitious, right? Our answer: Yes, these tacos can be made in 5 minutes. Alex tried and as a speed demon, and made it happen! But here’s what you need to pull it off in 5 minutes:

  • A quick chef who’s confident in the kitchen
  • No toddlers interrupting things!
  • Memorizing the recipe before you start (we’ve made it easy to memorize using 1/2 tablespoon of all the spices and olive oil)

Depending on your environment, it may take you between 5 and 10 minutes to finish this recipe. But either way: it’s one of the quickest dinner ideas you’ll make.

5 Minute Tacos
These chorizo-style eggs not only taste like meat…they look like it!

What are chorizo-style eggs?

The filling for these quick tacos we call chorizo-style eggs. What’s that? Does it have chorizo sausage? Not at all! This quick dinner idea is vegetarian, and the eggs stand-in for meat. Adding a few magical spices to eggs makes them taste⁠—and look⁠—seriously meaty! The texture looks oddly similar to meat: but it’s only eggs. We stumbled on this trick last year and we use it all the time. Here’s how it works:

  • Whisk together 4 eggs.
  • Whisk in equal parts chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin: we’ve used 1/2 tablespoon of each to make it easy to remember. These savory spices conjure up the flavor of meat, especially the garlic and cumin combo.
  • Heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium low heat, then add the eggs. Wait for a few seconds while they start to solidify, then start to scrape them into gentle folds. As you scrape, they’ll start to form together into a meat-like texture. Don’t scrape too much or you’ll make too small of pieces: just enough for that it comes together! This process will take only a few minutes.
  • Pop into a taco and enjoy!
Quick Dinner Idea: 5 Minute Tacos

How to keep tortillas warm?

Lastly: let’s talk about keeping tortillas warm! A warm tortilla is key to a good taco. Usually we warm our tortillas over a gas flame on the stovetop (see How to Warm Tortillas). You can do that in this recipe as you’re cooking the eggs. Or you can skip it if you’re just trying to get dinner on the table fast! Tortillas start cooling the moment they’re off the flame, so they can end up brittle within minutes. Luckily, there’s an invention for this problem that’s inexpensive and does the trick.

It’s a tortilla warmer! Alex and I have not found a better way to keep our tortillas warm. It’s basically an insulated pouch traps in the heat and keeps them perfectly heated. You definitely don’t need it for this recipe, but we like having one around our household at the rate we eat tacos around here!

Get one: Tortilla warmer $14

More toppings for this quick dinner idea

Of course, you can use any toppings you’d like for these 5-minute tacos! This quick dinner idea is completely customizable to what you have in your kitchen. If you have some things laying around in your refrigerator, this is the perfect way to use them! Here are a few more adders we’d suggest: but only if you have them on hand:

  • Sour cream or cashew cream
  • Avocado slices
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sliced cabbage
  • A spritz of lime juice

This recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Quick Dinner Idea: 5 Minute Tacos

Quick Dinner Idea: 5-Minute Tacos


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minute
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings (4 tacos)

Description

Need a quick dinner idea? These epic 5-minute tacos are done in a flash, featuring a savory chorizo-style egg filling. Prepare to be amazed!


Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 taco sized tortillas or 8 mini tortillas
  • Purchased salsa fresca or pico de gallo
  • 1 handful thinly sliced red onion
  • Torn cilantro leaves
  • Hot sauce

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the 4 eggs. Add the chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, and kosher salt, and whisk until combined.
  2. In a skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the eggs and cook over medium low heat, scraping as the eggs solidify, about 3 to 4 minutes total. As you scrape, they’ll start to form together into a meat-like texture. Don’t scrape too much or you’ll make too small of pieces: just enough for that it comes together! 
  3. If time, warm and char the tortillas by placing them on an open gas flame on medium for a few seconds per side, flipping with tongs, until they are slightly blackened and warm. (See How to Warm Tortillas.)
  4. Top with salsa fresca (drain extra liquid before serving), thin sliced red onions, torn cilantro leaves, and hot sauce.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired

Keywords: Quick dinner idea, 5 minute dinner, Vegetarian tacos, Egg tacos

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