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Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

This Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken is the BEST! Loaded with flavor, super juicy and perfectly grilled - it’s my go-to for every warm Summer evening! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cilantro lime chicken, grilled chicken recipes, grilled cilantro lime chicken, lime chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinade Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Haylie


  • 2 lbs large boneless chicken breasts, sliced in half long ways (optional - see notes)
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (and more to garnish)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp honey


  1. If desired and the chicken breasts are super large like mine were, slice them in half long ways. This will ensure that 1) you get more chicken and 2) they cook faster!

  2. Once your have your chicken breasts prepped, add them into a bowl. To the bowl, add in the lime juice, cilantro, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, cayenne and honey. Mix together.

  3. Cover and let marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.

  4. When the hour is almost done, start up the grill. I have a charcoal grill and I heated mine up to about 350 degrees.

  5. Place the chicken directly onto the grill and cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway. Note that EVERY grill varies - I recommend that you have a meat thermometer to make sure your chicken is fully cooked on the inside.

  6. Once it's done, place it on a platter, squeeze extra lime and garnish with extra cilantro if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The chicken breasts I bought were extra large - so I sliced them in half long ways to 1) make the chicken go further aka increase the amount and 2) so it would cook faster. Highly recommend! You can also substitute chicken breasts with pre sliced chicken tenders - the cook time on the grill will probably be less though. Keep an eye on them and make sure you have a meat thermometer handy!