Best way to make Mexican Cilantro Lime Chicken

You know what I love? (besides a good meal of course)

A surprise in the mail!

It seems like anytime I order something online, by the time it reaches me I have already forgotten I ordered it, so its like a little surprise. But this time I hadn’t ordered anything, instead I won a giveaway on Steph Chows and I had completely forgot!

I got my beautiful earrings in the mail last week, and have already worn them twice. Thanks again Steph! The earrings were made by Gardanne, to see more of her beautiful jewelry, check out her store on Etsy.

Now go put on your favorite earrings and make this chicken tonight!

Kyle’s sister came over the night I made this, and she lives in Italy so I thought some Tex-Mex flavors might be appreciated. The simple recipe came from Cooking Light magazine, and it was very delicious. I can imagine something like this being served at Chili’s, except not as healthy and homemade of course :) I served the chicken with brown rice (that had a hint of cumin) and corn on the cob.

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken is a simple, flavorful dish that's incredibly versatile. You can serve it in tacos, burrito bowls, or tostadas, and it's great served over rice. It's the perfect summer chicken because it's so versatile, and citrus is one of the best flavors for chicken. Cilantro Lime Chicken is an excellent recipe for grilling season!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 124 kcal


  • Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, toss and let stand 10 minutes in the fridge.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Remove chicken from marinade, sprinkle with salt, and and add chicken to pan. Cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. (After flipping the chicken once pour the left over marinade on top).



Cilantro-lime chicken is also great for grilling.
Keyword lime chicken

About Cilantro Lime Chicken

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken (Just 7 Ingredients!) |

Easy to make

Cilantro-lime chicken is a flavor-packed, simple dinner recipe that only requires a few ingredients and minimal prep time. Fresh cilantro and lime add a zesty, refreshing touch to the chicken, making this dish an ideal choice for busy weeknights. And with only a few ingredients and about 15 minutes of cooking time, it’s the perfect solution for meal prepping.


Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken packs a zesty punch with its light marinade. Using fresh cilantro, lime and garlic, these chicken breasts are marinated for about 10 minutes before being grilled. The acid in the lime tenderizes the chicken, and adds a tangy kick. The cilantro lime chicken is an easy dinner recipe to make for a busy weeknight or for entertaining.


Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs – A Simple Palate

For a unique, zesty and easy-to-prepare dinner, try this savory recipe for cilantro lime chicken. You can serve it as a chicken breast, in tacos, a burrito bowl, on tostadas, or over rice. The marinade is made with simple ingredients and flavorful seasonings. It is ideal for grilling season and requires only 30 minutes of prep time.

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A quick and easy Mexican dish, Juicy Cilantro Lime Chicken is a mouthwatering blend of tangy citrus, spice, and savory flavors. The chicken is moist and flavorful in every bite. Serve with rice or salad, and enjoy! This recipe also freezes well. Featured on Food Network’s “How to Cook Anything” series, this dish is sure to please your family and friends!

Great with rice or couscous

While rice and quinoa are similar in texture, couscous is a more versatile food. You can use it as a substitute for rice in many recipes. Couscous and rice have different nutritional profiles, so the flavor you choose for one meal might not be good for the other. This article covers a variety of recipes that will work well with either one. Read on for some great ideas!

Great for meal prep

Cilantro Lime Chicken is a delicious dish that is quick and easy to prepare. It can be used for tacos, quesadillas, nachos, soups, burritos, and more! The flavors of cilantro and lime make this chicken recipe an excellent meal prep option. It also makes a great weeknight meal for busy families. You can easily prepare and freeze leftover cilantro lime chicken and lentils for later.

Skinless, boneless chicken thighs

You can make this flavorful dish with skinless, boneless chicken thighs in a skillet. Use a nonstick or cast iron skillet to cook the chicken, making sure it is large enough to fit all the thighs. Heat the skillet until it is hot, and add the chicken pieces. Cook until the chicken is done, about seven to ten minutes per side. Sprinkle with more cilantro and serve!

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Tangy marinade

This flavorful chicken marinade pairs perfectly with the flavors of grilled black beans, taco rice, and Cumin Lime Coleslaw. It also makes an excellent filling for tacos or a salad. To make the marinade, combine olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin, and salt. Add the cilantro and lime slices and stir well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let the chicken rest in the marinade for at least half an hour before grilling.