The Best Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe

A spicy cilantro lime sauce tops marinated grilled chicken in this cilantro lime chicken recipe. The easiest way to spice up grilled chicken!  

– 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts I prefer to use thin chicken breasts for this recipe – 3 limes zested and juiced – 1 cup packed of cilantro leaves and stem – 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil – 1/2 tablespoons honey – 1 clove of garlic – 1 teaspoon kosher salt – 1 teaspoon ground pepper – Cilantro sprigs and lime wedges for garnish


Combine lime zest, juice, cilantro, olive oil, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper in a blender. Blend 1 minute to smooth sauce.  


Step 1

Cut the sauce in half. Put half the sauce in a bag. Seal the bag with the chicken and shake to coat in marinade.   

Step 2

Store leftover sauce in the fridge. Leave chicken in marinade for 2-8 hours.  

Step 3

Place a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 5-6 minutes per side until done.  

Step 4

After cooking, brush the remaining sauce on the chicken. Serve remaining sauce for dipping. If preferred, add lime wedges and cilantro sprigs.  

Step 5

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