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Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken

Boneless skinless chicken breasts are marinated in a simple cilantro lime marinade and grilled to perfection in a snap, making it a great recipe for any night of the week. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cilantro lime chicken, cilantro lime chicken breast, cilantro lime grilled chicken recipe, cilantro lime marinated chicken
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Add all marinade ingredients to a marinating dish or resealable gallon bag and mix well. Add chicken breasts and marinate at least 20 minutes, or up to 2 hours
  • Heat grill over medium heat. Add chicken breasts to the back portion of the grill. Grill chicken for 7-8 minutes on each side, depending on thickness, or until chicken cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.