Cilantro Lime Chili Chicken Tenders

The marinade in this Cilantro Lime Chili Chicken Tenders recipe is what really makes it special — just an hour or two of soaking in citrus and spice really imparts a multi-faceted flavor that makes the taste buds tingle. And don’t skip the lime zest! If you’ve never used zest in a recipe, it creates an entirely different experience than just using the juices of the fruit. Lime zest carries several different flavors with it, including something that is reminiscent of vanilla.

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas with Pepper and Lime Sauce

When I was traveling in Central America, a Mayan women taught me to marinate meat for days in a basic pepper and lime sauce. The spicy marinade gives the pork a nice peppery flavor.  Slow cooking the pork in another pepper sauce gives it the perfect shreddable juicy texture.  Just add a slice of radish and a few cilantro sprigs and you have yourself the perfect taco.

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