Healthy Cilantro Lime Chicken Seaweed Pasta

Healthy Cilantro Lime Chicken Seaweed Pasta combines juicy, pan-seared chicken tossed with garlicky, nutrient-dense seaweed pasta that is full of flavor and a great dinner for the whole family.

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Healthy Cilantro Lime Chicken Seaweed Pasta

Did you know that seaweed is one of the most nutritionally dense plants on the planet? I didn’t and honestly I hadn’t really given seaweed much thought before, until recently.

This year I was introduced to the company Blue Evolution and my interest in seaweed was definitely piqued. Blue Evolution cultivates seaweed along the Pacific Coast and creates products infused with high-quality, nutrient-dense seaweed. One of those products is pasta.

I am all about finding new healthy foods to add to our diets, so it has been great to find a pasta that is healthier and a good source of plant-based iodine, magnesium, and iron. Plus, the pasta has a great flavor and it was especially delicious in the recipe I am sharing with you today.

This recipe for Cilantro Lime Chicken Seaweed Pasta combines juicy, pan-seared chicken tossed with garlicky pasta. The dish is full of flavor and is a great dinner for your whole family to enjoy.

To find Blue Evolution so you can try this recipe at home, click here for their store locator.

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How to Make Cilantro Lime Chicken Seaweed Pasta

To begin, you will need 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Place each of the chicken breasts in a plastic bag or between two sheets of plastic wrap. With a meat mallet (or bottom of a heavy pan), pound the chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thick.

Next, in a small bowl whisk together the juice of 2 limes, 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.

Place the chicken in a shallow bowl or large resealable plastic bag. Add the marinade, then toss to coat and refrigerate from 45 minutes to 2 hours.

Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in an oven-safe pan or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully take out each chicken breast, letting most of the juices from the marinade drain off before placing it in the hot pan to avoid splatter.

Sear the chicken breasts on both sides for 4-5 minutes until they are a nice golden-brown color.

Transfer the pan to a 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes until the meat is cooked through and no longer pink or when a cooking thermometer reads between 160°F-165°F.

Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting. Loosely tent a piece of aluminum foil over the pan to keep chicken from getting cold.

In the meantime, prepare the Blue Evolution Rotini Pasta according to the package directions. After draining the pasta, toss with 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.

Cut the chicken into small cubes. Slice 1 cup of cherry tomatoes. Add both to the pasta and toss together.

Garnish with cilantro and serve.

There you have it, a delicious and nutritious Cilantro Lime Chicken Seaweed Pasta ready for dinner.

I hope you enjoy!

Please leave me a comment below if you make this or tag me on Instagram @everydaylatina.

Check out this Pico de Gallo Seaweed Pasta that also uses Blue Evolution.

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Healthy Cilantro Lime Chicken Seaweed Pasta

Healthy Cilantro Lime Chicken Seaweed Pasta is packed full of flavor, combining juicy, pan-seared chicken and garlicky, nutrient-dense seaweed pasta.
Author Gemma from Everyday Latina

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (plus more for garnish, optional)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Pasta

  • 12 oz Blue Evolution Rotini Pasta
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  • Place each of the chicken breasts in a plastic bag or between two sheets of plastic wrap. With a meat mallet (or bottom of a heavy pan), pound the chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thick.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the juice of 2 limes, the cilantro, garlic powder, olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Place the chicken in a shallow bowl or large resealable plastic bag. Add the marinade, then toss to coat and refrigerate from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in an oven-safe pan or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully take each chicken breast and let most of the juices from the marinade drain off before placing it in the hot pan to avoid splatter.
  • Sear the chicken breasts on both sides for 4-5 minutes until they are a nice golden-brown color.
  • Transfer the pan to a 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes until the meat is cooked through and no longer pink or when a cooking thermometer reads between 165°F-170°F.
  • Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting. Loosely tent a piece of aluminum foil over the pan to keep chicken from getting cold.
  • Prepare the Blue Evolution Rotini Pasta according to the package directions. After draining the pasta, toss with 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Cut the chicken into small cubes. Add the chicken and cherry tomatoes to the pasta and toss together.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve.

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