Grilled Chili Cilantro-Lime Chicken

Updated: May 25


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


INGREDIENTS:

  • 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


DIRECTIONS:

  • 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.





ENJOY!


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