Fresh lime juice and fragrant cilantro make the perfect marinade for this grilled chicken. Whip this up for dinner any day of the week.
Celebrate summer with a pitcher of margaritas and cilantro lime marinated grilled chicken for dinner.
An easy recipe for any time of the year, this marinade adds a punch of flavor to plain old boring chicken.
Throw this on the grill and you’ll have dinner in no time. Chop it up for tacos, burritos or use it in quesadillas.
I’ve been known to cook up a whole platter full on a Sunday so we have plenty of chicken during the week.
This marinade uses simple ingredients that you can easily find in your fridge and pantry. Olive oil, freshly squeezed lime juice, a little cilantro and garlic is all you need.
Chicken breasts need only to marinate for about an hour to add incredible flavor. Marinate them too long and your chicken will cook from the lime juice.
What goes with Cilantro Lime Chicken?
My Jasmine Rice with Black Beans or my Jasmine Rice with Plantains. Both delicious and a perfect side dish.
If you are wondering about that margarita recipe, I have a few you can chose from.
I love an Original Margarita but if you love things a little sweeter, give my Elderflower Margaritas a try.
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Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken
- 4 chicken breast
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- A handful of cilantro, chopped
- Kosher salt and pepper
- Arrange the chicken breasts in a baking dish.
- In a bowl, add the olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper. Mix well and pour over the chicken. Let the chicken marinate for an hour.
- Fire up the grill to medium heat. Grill each chicken breast for about 6 minutes a side or until chicken is cooked and the juices run clear.
10 thoughts on “Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken”
I love Mexican flavors, and this is bound to be a family favorite!
I agree. It goes great and so many Mexican dishes. Thanks Debi.
Love the flavor combo!
Thanks Suzy ?
Yum! This chicken looks so delicious! So moist and yummy. The marinade with cilantro and lime, delicious! This is a keeper.
Thanks Elaine. This marinade really does make the juiciest chicken ever.
I wish my husband would actually eat cilantro because I love it. This looks so good I think I’m going to have to make it anyways!
I think it would be just as delicious if you use basil instead of cilantro. I’m sure your husband would love that.
This looks too good to be so easy. I really love this recipe.
Easy is the way I like it. Thanks so much.