A Simple Summer Entrée

by | Jun 2023

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

Photo: Taylor Ellingson

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken is an easy and flavorful grilling recipe that is perfect for a summer evening on the patio. It is delicious with rice and grilled veggies and in tacos and burrito bowls.

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus marinating time
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4–6 chicken breasts)
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Pound the chicken breasts to even thickness. In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, garlic, honey, cumin and salt. Place the chicken breasts in a Tupperware or Ziplock plastic baggie, and add the marinade. Be sure that the marinade covers all of the chicken. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to overnight. When ready to cook, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Add the chicken, and cook for 6–8 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness and size of the chicken breasts. I always recommend using a meat thermometer to ensure that the middle of the chicken breast is 165 degrees F. Serve, sprinkled with more cilantro. Enjoy!

Contributed by Taylor Ellingson, a local cookbook author and food blogger at greensnchocolate.com. Find her @greensnchocolate on Instagram.


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