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


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.



  • 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


  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.