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Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken Recipe
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Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken

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"This marinated grilled chicken is not only fast and easy, it's also budget-friendly and kid-approved! Serve with lime wedges and pico de gallo."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Whisk lime juice, cilantro, garlic salt, and black pepper together in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add chicken; toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator, 30 minutes to overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.
  4. Cook chicken on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until no longer pink at the bone and juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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  • Cook's Note:
  • It's not necessary to use a whole chicken. You can use only legs and thighs to save money or whatever your local supermarket has on sale that week! This is great for skirt steak and pork as well!
  • Marinating is not necessary if you are in a hurry; just toss your chicken in the mixture and place on the grill.
  • If you do not have a grill, bake chicken in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until no longer pink at the bone and juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Reviews More Reviews

Oct 10, 2014

I use blsl chicken breasts and marinaded them for 24 hours. The only change I made was to add sliced onions to the marinade. This is easy to make and the lime flavor comes through well.

Jun 11, 2015

Holy Pepper!! The pepper overwhelmed my husband and I. I used 4 chicken breasts. I was wondering if 2 tablespoons is supposed to be 2 teaspoons. I will def make again with less pepper, I could taste the lime and cilantro flavoring and just know it would have been delicious if not over powered.


5 Ratings

Oct 16, 2014

This was a great dish! We loved the flavor and made it into a salad. I didn't even use dressing.

Jul 27, 2015

Great recipe! I didn't cut my chicken though, I used whole chicken thighs instead


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  • Calories
  • 258 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.3 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 37.5 g
  • 75%
  • Sodium
  • 1925 mg
  • 77%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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