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Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe

Lil' Luna
Cilantro Lime Chicken is full of flavor and an easy weeknight meal. Fresh lime juice and cilantro make a flavorful marinade!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Marinating Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 234 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice of two limes
  • cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs


  • Combine the olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper in a large Ziploc bag. Place chicken in a bag with marinade and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 8 hours.
  • When ready to grill preheat to medium to medium-high heat (about 400 degrees F). Lightly oil the grate. Place chicken on the grill and grill for 5-7 minutes per side or until a meat thermometer reads 165°F.
  • Remove from grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes.


  1. If your chicken breasts are very large cut them in half horizontally for quicker cooking. 


Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 24gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 132mgPotassium: 430mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 124IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cilantro Lime Chicken, Cilantro Lime Chicken Marinade, Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe, Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken
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