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Cooking With My Son: Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs Recipe For Día del Niño

My older son is always asking to cook with me, and I realized I can’t think of a better way to celebrate el Día del Niño on April 30th this year than cooking together some of our favorite foods. It’s a chance to not only spend time with him doing something I love, but a chance to share a family tradition and continue it with further generations, because when I was little, I spent the day with my grandmothers learning how to make favorite family recipes.

We love to make easy authentic Mexican recipes for our family to enjoy, and I found some delicious recipes on the HERDEZ® website to inspire my little chef and give him some great ideas for other foods we can create together. We decided to practice tonight with a family favorite:

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Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs Recipe

4 chicken thighs
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 scallion, chopped
2 limes (one sliced, one juiced)
1/2 cup HERDEZ® Salsa Verde
1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
salt and pepper

1. Season chicken thighs on both sides with your salt and pepper and let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a cast iron skillet over a medium heat, and brown the chicken thighs on both side for 5 minutes each side.
3. Lower the heat and add chicken broth. Let simmer for additional 7 minutes.
4. Add the chopped scallions, lime juice, and HERDEZ® Salsa Verde and stir together over low heat for 10 minutes.
5. Garnish with cilantro and lime slices.

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Here is our dish… how does it look? It tastes great!! And the important thing is, we made it together ♥︎ Each year on April 30th, Día del Niño, or Day of the Child, is a special holiday celebrated across Mexico and in many Latin American countries to honor and appreciate our beloved children, and a time the community holds special events for the kids, which remind us of the joys of childhood.

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Many thanks to HERDEZ® Brand for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to celebrate Día del Niño by cooking with my children!