As we prepare for the coming of summer and all the BBQ & social gatherings we thought we would arm you with this amazing recipe. This easy, juicy, grilled chicken is a family fav. Now that the weather has been warming up, grilled chicken is a staple in our house, especially in the Spring and Summer time. This simple chili lime marinade can work its magic in as little as a half hour but if you think ahead, it’s 10 times better if you can let it marinade in the fridge for a few hours. Serve it up with a side salad or your favorite veggies and kick off grilling season with this tasty chili lime grilled chicken! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Grilled Chili Cilantro-Lime Chicken: 4 servings
4 (9 oz) raw (~2lbs) chicken boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 Tsp lime zest
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 Tsp red chili flakes (adjust to taste)
2 tbsp chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
2 cloves garlic, minced/finely chopped
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp ground cumin
Place chicken on a cutting board, cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and pound thicker parts of chicken to an even thickness.
Transfer chicken to a gallon size resealable plastic bag.
In a small mixing bowl whisk together lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, 3 cloves minced garlic and season with chili flakes, salt and cumin.
Pour marinade mixture over chicken in bag.
Seal bag while pressing air out, then rub marinade over chicken.
Allow to marinade in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes but ideally 2 - 4 hours (rotating bag to opposite side and moving chicken around halfway through if possible to ensure it's evenly marinating).
Preheat a grill over medium-high heat (to about 425 - 450 degrees).
Brush grill grates lightly with oil then grill chicken until center registers 160 - 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer, about 4-5 minutes per side.
Remove and let rest 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve warm.
To complete this healthy meal serve over salad, cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, grilled veggies or in a lettuce wrap.
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