Grilled Chile-Cilantro-Lime Chicken

Grilled Chile-Cilantro-Lime Chicken This easy chile-cilantro-lime chicken is salty, sweet, sour, and spicy. It’s great on salads, with rice, or in burritos and wraps!


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 35 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 chicken breasts

  • Whisk lime juice, olive oil, garlic, lime zest, salt, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, and cumin together in a small bowl. Place chicken in a large plastic bag or a bowl and add lime marinade. Seal the bag or cover the bowl and place in a refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes to 24 hours.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Place chicken breasts on the preheated grill and cook until no longer pink in the center and skin is golden and lightly charred, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken breasts to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice and garnish with cilantro.

Per Serving: 204 calories; protein 24g; carbohydrates 5.2g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 64.6mg; sodium 639.9mg. You can use skinless, boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts and honey instead of brown sugar, if desired.