Quick to make, tasty, and easy to relish meal on your mind? This Cilantro Lime Chicken checks all those boxes! You can serve it baked or grilled.
About This Recipe
Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken is an easy and yummy weeknight dinner recipe where a delicious sauce is oozing out of the Grilled Chicken. Chicken is marinated with a set of full of flavor ingredients which makes it lip-smacking.
It is then grilled to perfection until the upper layers have a nice brown color and chicken is cooked properly.
You need to marinate the chicken in the cilantro mix for a good number of hours. Resultantly, once it’s ready, it would taste juicy, subtly spicy, and tender. Thanks to fresh lime, red pepper flakes.
But if you are pressed with time, just mix the marinade and coat the chicken in it and keep aside for 15 minutes. Grill it until done. There will be only a slight difference in taste.
Hence, do not be surprised if you start drooling way before it gets ready. Overall, its flavors explode in your mouth. It has a balanced taste of all the ingredients. And, it kind of tugs your taste buds.
This chicken dish is
- Easy to make
- Quick to make
- Freezes well
- Can be baked, Grilled or Sauteed.
Chicken – High in protein, Chicken is a great ingredient to include in your diet. I have used boneless chicken breast but you can use thighs too. You can also use Fish or Prawns and prepare this dish.
Cilantro Lime Marination – The tangy and sweet marination is made with lime juice, lime zest, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, honey, red chili flakes, cumin powder, soy sauce, salt, black pepper powder, and cilantro.
To make the best of this chicken recipe, make sure to use fresh cilantro and good quality of olive oil.
Step by Step Recipe
Pound the chicken breast to even thickness. If they are too large, you can cut them in half.
Mix all the remaining ingredients in a bowl.
Add chicken breast and coat them well with the marinade. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
Preheat an oven to 400 Degrees F (200 Degrees C). Keep the chicken on a baking tray. Pour the remaining marinade on top.
Bake for 22-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove the tray from the oven and let the chicken rest for 5-6 minutes. Cut the grilled chicken into slices. Serve with salsa and steamed rice.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make this chicken in a slow cooker, place the chicken breast in the slow cooker and pour the marinade over it. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.
Yes, you can use bone-in chicken to make this recipe. However, the baking time will be more as compared to when using boneless chicken breasts or thighs so keep that in mind.
Yes, just marinate the chicken as you do here and grill until the chicken is cooked properly and browned from both sides. The open grill will give more flavor to this recipe. You can even saute the marinated chicken in a pan.
You can use leftover Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken in Sandwiches, Wraps, and Tacos.
Sometimes, I even add it to my salads along with veggies and top it with a delicious dressing.
Top your salad with this grilled chicken.
Use this in tacos.
It goes great with cauliflower rice too.
Serve Parmesan Roasted Broccoli on the side for a healthy meal.
You can store the marinated Chicken in the fridge for about 2 days in a sealed container.
If you want to meal prep, just cut the cooked chicken into small cubes and then keep in separate containers along with other components.
You can also add Chicken and the marination in a ziplock freezer bag and freeze it for about 2 to 3 months. Just thaw it overnight and grill when you want to serve it.
Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe
- 500 g Boneless Chicken Breast
- 4 tbsp Lime Juice
- 1 tsp Lime Zest
- 1 tsp Garlic (Minced)
- 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tsp Honey
- 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
- ½ tsp Cumin Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder
- 2 tbsp Cilantro (Minced)
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- Pound the chicken breast to even thickness. If they are too large, you can cut them in half.
- Mix all the remaining ingredient in a bowl.
- Add chicken breast and coat them well with the marinade.
- Keep aside for 30 minutes.
- Pre heat an oven to 400 Degrees F (200 Degrees C).
- Keep the chicken on a baking tray.
- Pour the remaining marinade on top .
- Bake for 22-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
- Remove the tray from the oven and let the chicken rest for 5-6 minutes.
- Cut the grilled chicken into slices.
- Serve with a salsa and steamed rice.