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Cilantro lime chicken garnished with lime wedges and cilantro on a plate

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cilantro lime chicken is a zesty Mexican inspired marinated dish with a subtle sweetness and a fresh pop of flavor that is just insanely delicious.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Cilantro Lime Chicken, Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe, How Do I Make Cilantro Lime Chicken, How To Make Cilantro Lime Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 513kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 6-8 chicken breasts boneless skinless -trimmed of any fat


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime zest
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander


  • Place chicken breasts in a 1-gallon ziplock bag.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the marinade ingredients. Reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade and store in the refrigerator. Pour the rest of the marinade over chicken and seal the bag. Place the bag on a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate 24 hours.
  • Remove chicken breast from marinade (discard marinade), shaking off any extra, and cook on a preheated grill, about 8 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your chicken and the temperature of your grill, or until cooked through.


Serving: 1/6 of the recipe | Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 82g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 230mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 1376mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg