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Cilantro Lime Marinated Chicken grilled then sliced

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

This Cilantro Lime Chicken Marinade is a family favorite! It is packed with just the right amount of tangy lime flavor combined with savory cilantro and a touch of sweetness! The chicken is extra tender and juicy and perfect for grilling!
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  • 2 lbs chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 1/2 cup lime juice fresh
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • To make marinade, whisk together the lime juice, cilantro, garlic, vegetable oil, honey and salt until combined and all honey is dissolved.
  • Lightly score chicken several times 1/4 inch deep against the grain of the chicken. Place the chicken in a dish or zip top bag and pour the marinade over the chicken to cover completely. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 24 hours.
  • Heat the grill to medium heat and brush with oil to prevent sticking. Place chicken on the grill and cook for 4-6 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Cook to an internal temperature of 165˚F.
  • Once done, remove chicken from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Then serve warm. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • This marinade can be made the night before so that the chicken can marinate overnight. I recommend not leaving the chicken in for more than 24 hours though.
  • Leftover chicken can be saved in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to a month.
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Nutrition Information:

Serving: 7ozCalories: 342kcal (17%)Carbohydrates: 7g (2%)Protein: 48g (96%)Fat: 12g (18%)Saturated Fat: 6g (38%)Cholesterol: 145mg (48%)Sodium: 555mg (24%)Potassium: 874mg (25%)Fiber: 0gSugar: 4g (4%)Vitamin A: 150IU (3%)Vitamin C: 12.5mg (15%)Calcium: 18mg (2%)Iron: 0.8mg (4%)

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)