Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe

Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe

How To Make Cilantro Lime Chicken

Grill up some tasty chicken for lunch with our piquant lime chicken dish! It’s perfectly seasoned and makes the perfect full meal.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Marinate Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes



  • 2lbschicken thighsboneless or breasts
  • 1limefor serving

For Marinade:

  • 2tbsplime juicefresh
  • ¼cupcilantrofresh, minced plus extra for garnish
  • tbsphoney
  • 2garlic clovesminced
  • 1tspcumin
  • 1tspchili powder
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • ¾tspkosher salt
  • ½tspblack pepper



  1. Combine the lime juice, cilantro, honey, garlic, cumin, chili powder, olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.

  2. Pour the marinade over the chicken.

  3. Marinate for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

To Grill:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium high heat.

  2. Cook the chicken on an oiled grate for 7 to 8 minutes.

  3. Turn over and cook for an additional 7 to 8 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

To Bake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

  3. Let rest for 5 minutes.

  4. Serve with lime slices and additional chopped cilantro, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 569.19kcal
  • Fat: 41.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.76g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.80g
  • Fiber: 0.96g
  • Sugar: 6.97g
  • Protein: 37.98g
  • Cholesterol: 222.26mg
  • Sodium: 558.36mg
  • Calcium: 35.31mg
  • Potassium: 531.55mg
  • Iron: 2.25mg
  • Vitamin A: 66.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.01mg
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