Grilled Chicken Paillard with Cilantro-Mint Dressing Recipe

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Eléna Published: March 30, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Grilled Chicken Paillard with Cilantro-Mint Dressing

Smoky and refreshing flavors make up this succulent grilled chicken paillard recipe! Whip up a quick and filling serving in just under 30 minutes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 6 minutes
Total: 16 minutes



  • 1cupcilantro leaves,lightly packed
  • ¼cupmint leaves,lightly packed
  • 1garlic clove
  • 1jalapeno
  • 1tbspsugar
  • ¼cupwater
  • 3tbsplime juice,fresh
  • 2tbspgrapeseed oil,or canola
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4chicken breasts,(6 oz), skinless


  1. Light a grill or preheat a cast-iron grill pan.

  2. In a blender or food processor, combine the cilantro, mint, garlic, jalapeño and sugar and pulse until chopped. Add the water, lime juice and 1½ tablespoons of the grapeseed oil and process until fairly smooth. Season with salt and pepper

  3. Lightly pound the breasts to an even ½-inch thickness. Brush the chicken with the remaining ½ tablespoon of grapeseed oil and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Grill over a moderately hot fire, turning once, for about 6 minutes, until lightly charred and cooked through.

  5. Transfer the chicken to plates, spoon some of the dressing on top and serve, passing extra dressing on the side.

  6. Serve with couscous or rice, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 381.62kcal
  • Fat: 23.00g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.31g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.76g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.20g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.63g
  • Fiber: 0.83g
  • Sugar: 3.50g
  • Protein: 36.75g
  • Cholesterol: 111.36mg
  • Sodium: 523.02mg
  • Calcium: 40.27mg
  • Potassium: 464.03mg
  • Iron: 2.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 69.11µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.69mg
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