Cilantro Lime Chicken Bites Recipe

By Rena |

Enjoy tender and juicy chicken with eat bite when you make this Cilantro Lime Chicken Bites recipe. It’s super easy to make and ready in just 15 minutes! Plus they are perfect for meal prepping.

top view chicken bites in a black skillet

This cilantro lime chicken bites recipe is perfect for those who like to meal prep their meals in advance or if you are pressed for time and need to make a quick and simple lunch or dinner for the family. Serve these chicken bites with a side of rice, roasted veggies, or potato wedges. Such an easy and delicious chicken recipe to serve as a healthy lunch or dinner. These chicken bites are low in carbs, gluten-free, and dairy-free. If you are on a keto diet, this simple chicken recipe is perfect for you!

Why you will love this chicken recipe

  • Simple and easy: Super easy to make these chicken bites. It takes just about 15 minutes to get this recipe ready to go.
  • Healthy: clean and healthy ingredients used in making this cilantro lime chicken recipe. They are low carb and loaded with lean protein.
  • Perfect for meal prep: This is perfect for those who like to make their meals ahead of time. You can easily double the amount.
top view chicken bites in a skillet with lime wedges

Ingredients you will need to make this cilantro lime chicken recipe


1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
Juice & zest of 1 lime
taco seasoning
coconut or avocado oil
Cilantro, chopped, fresh
Lime wedges, for serving
Optional: cooked basmati rice, cooked quinoa, or cauliflower rice, to serve with

ingredients to make cilantro lime chicken bites

How to make this cilantro lime chicken recipe

  • Prep the chicken: Cut the chicken breasts into 1-inch-sized chunks.
  • Next, season the chicken: Drizzle lime juice and sprinkle taco seasoning and zest over the chicken pieces. Toss well to evenly coated with the seasoning.
  • Cook the chicken bites: Next, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully place the coated chicken in the hot oil and fry for 5-6 minutes until chicken is crisp, golden brown, and cooked through.
  • Garnish and serve: Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves and serve with lime wedges. If desired, serve the chicken bites with cooked basmati rice and enjoy.
seasoned chicken bites in a white bowl before cooking
sauteed chicken bites in a skillet

Recipe notes and tips

  • Nutrition facts do not include rice.
  • Use lean chicken breasts. If you prefer using boneless thighs that will work as well.
  • Switch out the protein, try shrimp or salmon bites.
  • Oil: use any oil you have available.
  • For those that don’t like cilantro, use parsley.
  • Serve these cilantro lime chicken bites recipe with roasted veggies, rice, quinoa, pasta, or potatoes.
  • Store leftovers in a container in the fridge for up to 4 days. They work well for those who meal prep.
  • Do not overcook the chicken. It will result in dry and chewy chicken bites. Do not rush it, cook it over medium heat.
top view chicken bites in a skillet

what can you eat with chicken bites

top view of chicken bites with lime wedges in a skillet

Frequently asked questions

How do you cut chicken breast into bite sizes?

Lay the chicken breast flat on a cutting board and then slice the chicken breast lengthwise against the grain into large chicken slices. It all depends on how big you want the chicken bites at his point. So you can cut the chicken into thinner slices. Next, cut each of the chicken slices crosswise into smaller cubes.

What can you season chicken with?

Chicken is such a versatile protein that will taste good with just any seasonings you have handy. From Italian flavors, to Mexican, or Mediterranean. Try taco seasonings, garlic or onion powder, lemon pepper, lemon/lime, Italian seasonings or a mix of thyme, rosemary and oregano. Spice it up with some cajun or paprika. Of course don’t forget salt and pepper.

Is it ok to keep chicken marinating overnight?

You may marinate these chicken bites overnight if you prefer. It is completely safe to keep chicken marinated for up to 24 hours or more. In fact, it is highly recommended to marinate chicken if you have the time to do so.

close up chicken bites

Other easy chicken recipes to try

top view chicken bites with lime wedges in a skillet

If you try a recipe and you like it, leave us some feedback in the comment section below, and don’t forget to rate it! We would love it if you shared it with friends and family.

Finally, please use our hashtag #healthyfitnessmeals on INSTAGRAM for a chance to be featured! FOLLOW Healthy Fitness Meals on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST | TWITTER for all of our latest blog posts and recipes.

top view chicken bites in a black skillet

Cilantro Lime Chicken Bites

Tender and juicy chicken bites seasoned with lime, cilantro, and taco seasoning. Ready in just 15 minutes!
5 from 3 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Juice & zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tbsp coconut or avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro chopped, fresh
  • Lime wedges for serving
  • Optional: cooked basmati rice

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken breasts into 1-inch-sized chunks.
  • Drizzle lime juice and sprinkle taco seasoning and zest over the chicken pieces. Toss well to evenly coated with the seasoning.
  • Next, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Carefully place the coated chicken in the hot oil and fry for 5-6 minutes until chicken is crisp, golden brown, and cooked through.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves and serve with lime wedges.
  • If desired, serve the chicken bites with cooked basmati rice and enjoy

Notes

  • Nutrition facts do not include rice.
  • Use lean chicken breasts. If you prefer using boneless thighs that will work as well.
  • Switch out the protein, try shrimp or salmon bites.
  • Oil: use any oil you have available.
  • For those that don’t like cilantro, use parsley.
  • Serve these chicken bites with roasted veggies, rice, quinoa, pasta, or potatoes.
  • Store leftovers in a container in the fridge for up to 4 days. They work well for those who meal prep.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this Recipe? Tag me Today!Mention @HealthyFitnessMeals or tag #HealthyFitnessMeals!

Reader Interactions

Comments

Leave A Reply

Recipe Rating




top view of 4 stuffed chicken breast in a gray skillet

free email bonus

5 Secrets to
Eating Healthier in 2021 

Tips, ideas & recipes to help you look & feel your best