Mexican Chicken Thighs
When you're looking to add a little spice to your weeknight dinners, this Mexican Chicken Thighs recipe has got you covered!
A guaranteed crowd-pleaser, this dish takes Sealand's irresistibly juicy chicken thighs and infuses them with a bold Mexican marinade. The succulent dark meat of the chicken is perfectly complimented by the rich, aromatic marinade - and to up the flavour factor even further, everything gets simmered in a bright and tangy salsa that really enhances that south of the border taste.
Try something different for your next Mexican night with this quick and easy recipe that the whole family can get excited about.
Sealand Mexican Chicken Thighs
Follow this easy to prepare recipe for a bold, flavourful meal that the whole family is sure to enjoy!
4 x Sealand Chicken Thighs (unwrapped and defrosted)
4 gloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp light brown sugar
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 ½ tsp oregano
¼ cup olive oil
2 tbsp salted butter
1 ½ cups salsa (homemade or store bought)
2 tsp fresh cilantro, minced
Cooked white rice
Mix all marinade ingredients in small bowl
Add marinade to chicken thighs coating well on all sides. You can marinade chicken thighs in a ziploc bag or on a sheet
Marinate for at least 1 hour, up to a maximum of 12 hours for enhanced flavour
Melt butter in skillet over high heat
Add marinated chicken thighs and sear for 3-5 minutes until golden
Flip chicken thighs and reduce heat to medium-high
Sear chicken for another 5 minutes
Reduce heat to medium and cook chicken for an extra 3 minutes per side
Add salsa and toss well to coat chicken thighs
Simmer sauce for 3 mins with chicken until internal temperature of thighs reach 165ºF
Finish chicken with fresh cilantro. Serve with cooked rice, avocados, tomatoes, lime wedges and extra sauce from the pan. Enjoy!
If serving with sides such as salad, potatoes or veggies instead of rice, create a less saucy dish by only adding 1 cup of salsa to the chicken thighs.