The Best Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken {of All Time}





Juicy,delicious and amazingly flavorful Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken!  Cilantro lime chicken with ultimate cilantro lime  marinade makes it so flavorful and goes well with rice,salsa and even corn on the cob.This is the best recipe of lime and coriander chicken that you can try and you will love it.




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Summer calls for grilling and this Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken is one of the best grilled chicken recipes that you can try.



The recipe is very easy and so flavorful,and with very basic steps you will enjoy the amazing grilled chicken on you lunch/dinner table.



Recipe of this cilantro lime chicken is very straightforward. Firstly make a mix of cilantro lime marinade,then marinate the chicken with some of the marinade and refrigerate then finally grill the chicken till cooked well.




Delicious grilled cilantro lime chicken



Cilantro Lime Chicken Ingredients:


  • Chicken Breast Meat: Since chicken breast is more of flat/cutlet sort of shape so its easier to use it in grilling recipe.But you can also make cilantro lime chicken thighs too.Thigh meat is juicy and it will equally give amazing flavors.

  •  Cilantro Lime Marinade: The marinade used in this recipe is so very delicious. It has a mix of olive oil,mandarin orange juice(or use orange juice),mango juice,lime juice,honey,cilantro and spices that makes it so amazing.




Cilantro Lime Chicken Marinade



The grilling chicken marinade is very easy to put together.
In a mixing bowl add the lime juice,honey,mandarin orange juice,olive oil,mango juice,cilantro along with all the spices like cumin,smoked paprika,red chili flakes and few more ingredients.


Just mix the ingredients well and use 1/3 of the portion to marinate the chicken and refrigerate it.
Remaining portion of marinade is used to brush the chicken when grilling/prepare the glaze for chicken.



easy cilantro lime chicken served on a plate,grilled and sliced

How to make Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken


Step 1:  In a mixing bowl,prepare the cilantro lime marinade as shown in Picture(1-2).Just mix all the ingredients for the marinade.



cilantro lime chicken marinade



Step2:  If you are using chicken breast and slice the breast vertically into two halves. Pound each piece to get an even chicken piece.


Step3:  Marinate the chicken pieces with 1/3rd of the marinade and refrigerate for at least 20 mins. The more you marinate the better are the flavors.(picture 3). Try placing the chicken along with the marinade in a Ziploc bag that will help the chicken to submerge in the marinade.


Step4:  Heat a grilling pan / outdoor grill and apple some oil to the grill gates/pan. 

I have used a grilling pan,so it was better for me to use the leftover marinade mix as a glaze over the grilled chicken.

Here I have add the leftover marinade mix on to the pan and let it cook for some time till it starts to thicken,then place the chicken breast meat and discard the leftover marinade which is used to marinate chicken.(picture 4)


Step5:  Grill the chicken along with the marinade mix,keep turning the chicken so that it wont stick to the pan(picture 5). Check if done, and serve with salad,rice,salsa of your choice.


how to grill cilantro lime chicken


Tips for Grilling Chicken  to make the BEST Cilantro Lime Chicken


  • Pound the chicken breast to make even layer of chicken for better cooking. Even sized chicken will help it cook better and faster.

  • Try making the marinade with fresh ingredients as much as possible. If you can use fresh lime juice in the recipe then the flavor will be amazing.

  • Marinating time varies as per size of chicken being marinated. If you are in a hurry then you can marinate for atleast 20 to 30 mins and then grill the chicken.But best results will be achieved with overnight marination.

  • Apply some oil to grilling pan /grill to avoid chicken sticking to the grilling pan. 

  • Keep checking for chicken to avoid overcooking which will make it hard.

  • Keep turning the chicken so that it evenly cooks and you will get to enjoy the best grilled chicken.

  • Before serving let  it cool for a minute.



What to serve with Cilantro Lime Chicken



Serve this amazing grilled cilantro lime chicken with Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa.


You can also try this Pickled Pineapple along with this chicken recipe.




delicious griiled honey lime cilantro chicken served on a plate with corn on the cob and beet salsa


The Best Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken {of All Time}

Savory Bites Recipes
Published 06/26/2019
The Best Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken {of All Time}
Juicy,delicious and amazingly flavorful Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken! Grilled chicken with ultimate cilantro lime chicken marinade makes it so flavorful and goes well with rice,salsa and even corn on the cob.

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breast,vertical cut,halved
  • For Marinade:
  • 1/3 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/3 Cup Mandarin Oranges Juice / Orange Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Mango Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Zest
  • 1 tsp Cumin Ground
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika/ Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro,chopped with stem
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander,ground

Instructions

  1. Clean and cut the chicken breast,lengthwise.
    Pound the chicken piece to get even chicken.
  2. In a mixing bowl add the sauce ingredients and mix to combine everything.
    In a Ziploc bag or even a bowl add the chicken pieces and 1/3rd of the marinade mix.
    Make sure the chicken pieces submerge in the marinade.
    Keep this aside for at least 20 to 30 mins.
    Ideal is to keep it overnight.
  3. Heat a grilling pan,apply some oil to the pan.
    Add the leftover marinade mix to the pan and let it start to cook.
    When its starting to thicken ,add the chicken pieces on the pan and grill them.
  4. Discard the marinade used to marinate the chicken pieces.
  5. Keep checking the pieces and turning them to avoid sticking the chicken to the pan.
    Once the chicken is cooked well with grill marked formed,take it off the pan.
    Serve after a minute with your choice of sides.
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 00:30:00 mins.
Cook time: 00:10:00 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.
Tags: grilled chicken,cilantro lime chicken,grilling

Recipe Notes:
  • Pound the chicken breast to make even layer of chicken for better cooking. Even sized chicken will help it cook better and faster.
  • Try making the marinade with fresh ingredients as much as possible. If you can use fresh lime juice in the recipe then the flavor will be amazing.
  • Marinating time varies as per size of chicken being marinated. If you are in a hurry then you can marinate for atleast 20 to 30 mins and then grill the chicken.But best results will be achieved with overnight marination.
  • Apply some oil to grilling pan /grill to avoid chicken sticking to the grilling pan. 
  • Keep checking for chicken to avoid overcooking which will make it hard.
  • Keep turning the chicken so that it evenly cooks and you will get to enjoy the best grilled chicken.
  • Before serving let  it cool for a minute.






best cilantro lime grilled chicken served on a plate with beetroot salsa and corn on the cob


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