Chili and Lime Roasted Chicken Thighs

This chicken recipe will spice up your weekly routine and requires no pan searing (YES!). It's flavorful, unique, and so good leftover! I made it for my mom, who often gets sick of her usual weekly meals, and she was so into it! She doesn't eat the crispy skin but the chicken is still so flavorful when it's taken off. Personally, I love the crispy skin!

Chili and Lime Chicken Thighs #glutenfree #chicken #whole30

Chicken is easily overdone during the week so this recipe will change things up. Serve with some rice or cauliflower rice (if Whole30 or Paleo) and veggies for a perfectly balanced meal.

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Chili and Lime Roasted Chicken Thighs
Spice up your weekly chicken meals with this easy chicken dish!
  • 1 t extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone in, skin on and trimmed of excess skin*
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 t ground cumin
  • 1/4 t (optional) cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t chili powder
  • 1/8 t ground tumeric
  • 1/8 t ground paprika
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2 grinds fresh black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 425. Drizzle olive oil in a small baking dish (8x8 should be fine)2. Place chicken thighs, skin side up. Halve the lime and juice both halves evenly over the chicken. 3. In a small bowl mix together the remainder of the ingredients. Sprinkle mixture over the thighs and then use your fingers to massage it in. 4. Place dish in preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, no longer pink in the middle, and reached an internal temperature of 165 F. *the best way to trim fat is with clean kitchen shears
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 thighs
Chili and Lime Chicken Thighs #glutenfree #chicken #whole30

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Chicken and Lime Soup

The new year is here and I am trying to help you keep to your resolutions with this unique but delicious Chicken and Lime Soup! The soup is fresh and chocked full of great veggies! Serve with cubed avocado or chips to make a meal! 

This soup is gluten free and dairy free which makes it a crowd pleaser for all! It's also Whole30!

Chicken Lime Soup #glutenfree #dairyfree
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Chicken and Lime Soup
Flavorful, fresh chicken soup!
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeno, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 t Italian seasoning
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 scallions/green onions, minced (green and white parts)
  • 1/4 C fresh lime juice (2-3 limes)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper
1. In a stockpot, heat oil. Add onion, celery, carrot, and jalapeno. Stir, season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. 2. Add garlic, bay leaf, and Italian seasoning. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and stir. Add chicken stock, bring to a boil.3. Once boiling, add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 10 minutes over medium heat. 4. Add green onion and lime juice. Cook for 1 minute, stirring. Season with salt to taste. Remove bay leaf before serving. 5. Serve with cilantro. Also great with cubed avocado and tortilla chips. As with most soups, this is best if made a day ahead.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 servings

P.S. Sweet recipes coming your way! If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

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chicken and lime soup #glutenfree #dairyfree