Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

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A quick and easy Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken recipe. The chicken is perfectly seared on the outside and bursting with juices and flavor from the marinade on the inside.

This Mexican-inspired chicken is the PERFECT recipe for summer grilling. The marinade for the chicken has simple ingredients and takes under 5 minutes to prepare. Grilling is one of our favorite ways to cook chicken breast or thighs because it seals in all of the juices and flavor, just like Grilling a Steak!

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Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken


  • Author: makihojo
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

A quick and easy Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken recipe. The chicken is perfectly seared on the outside and bursting with juices and flavor from the marinade on the inside.


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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breast (or thighs) (4 small/medium chicken breasts)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tbsp cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 lime cut into wedges for serving

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine oil, lime juice, cilantro, salt, pepper, paprika, and honey for the marinade.

  2. Add the chicken to the mixture and allow to marinate for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

  3. Grill chicken 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Serve with a wedge of lime to squeeze over the cooked chicken and garnish with more cilantro if desired.


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