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Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

A great recipe for grilled chicken, with a cilantro lime citrus marinade that keeps it tender and moist. Great for meal prep, burritos, nachos, and more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Marinating Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Keyword: grilled chicken
Servings: 3 people
Author: Marianne


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 1.25 lbs
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro loosely packed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar optional
  • 2 cloves minced garlic


  • Pound the chicken breasts to about ½" thickness. Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl or bag and marinate covered in the fridge for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
  • Preheat the grill to medium high heat - about 400°F.
  • Place the chicken breasts on the grill, cover the grill, and cook for 4 minutes without touching them. Open the grill and flip the chicken breasts, close/cover the grill and cook for another 4 minutes. Chicken is cooked when it is 165°F internally.