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Baked Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs, potatoes baked in spicy Cilantro Lime Marinade. This 30 minutes one-pan Baked Chicken is an ultimate weekday dinner recipe.
Author Subhasmita


  • 500 gm chicken thighs with bone
  • 250 gm potato cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • salt pepper and for seasoning
  • wedges lemon to serve

For cilantro Lime Marinade

  • 2 cups cilantro loosely packeds fresh leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Half onion a
  • 1.5 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper
  • Pinch sugar of
  • to taste salt
  • ΒΌ cup olive oil


  • In a food processor add all the ingredients mentioned under marinade except oil. Add very little water if required and blend everything to a fine paste.
  • While the food processor still running slowly add olive oil at intervals. (Slowly adding oil helps in emulcification )
  • Pre heat oven to 180 degree.
  • Heat a griddle pan. Add little oil
  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Brown chicken in the hot griddle on both the sides (1-2 minutes on each side)
  • After browning of chicken is done , in the same pan toss cubed potatoes and bell pepper just to coat any residual oil in the pan.
  • In a rectangular pan arrang chicken and veggies in a single layer. Spread the sauce. Make sure chicken and veggies are well coated with the sauce.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or till chicken is cooked through.
  • To roast a little extra just before the baking ends, I have broiled it for 8-10 minutes on high heat.
  • Before serving squeeze lemon juice generously.