Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken is a juicy Mexican-inspired chicken marinated with cilantro, lime, and garlic. Marinated for hours in a flavorful lime cilantro marinade and then thrown onto the grill, this extra-juicy chicken delivers a punch of irresistible summer flavors! 
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Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken is a juicy Mexican-inspired chicken marinated with cilantro, lime, and garlic. Marinated for hours in a flavorful lime cilantro marinade and then thrown onto the grill, this extra-juicy chicken delivers a punch of irresistible summer flavors! 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cilantro Lime Marinade, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken, Summer Grilling
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 215kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken breasts, thin cut (or use boneless skinless chicken thighs)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 limes halved
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chopped, optional
  • 3/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Instructions

  • Add oil to a large bowl.  Squeeze limes into bowl, and then leave rinds in the bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients except for chicken to the bowl.  Stir to combine.
  • Place chicken in bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. (You can also place chicken breasts in a gallon baggy. Then pour cilantro lime mixture into the bag and marinate in the refrigerator.)
  • When ready to cook, preheat grill.
  • Place chicken breasts on grill and cook, covered on high for 3 minutes. Flip breasts and continue cooking on high for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Reduce grill heat to low and flip chicken again. Cover and continue cooking, 3 minutes more. Flip chicken again and cook 3 more minutes on low, or until a meat thermometer reads 160° when inserted into the thickest part of the meat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1breast | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 943mg | Potassium: 499mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.1mg