Hi everyone, I am back today with another great Mexican recipe for Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken! This is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to prepare grilled chicken. What I really like about this recipe is that it does not require a long marinade time, yet has amazing flavor. This recipe is a great way to kick of grilling season and it also goes wonderfully with The Best Mexican Rice I posted earlier this week. I hope you and your family will enjoy this meal soon. So without further ado, let’s get cooking!
Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken
In a medium sized mixing bowl and add fresh cilantro, olive oil, all seasonings, and fresh lime juice, then add chicken. I use my hands, but you don’t have to, and rub the seasoned mixture over the chicken giving it a nice massage, lol! Wash your hands very well and start your grill. Once your grill is nice and hot, oil your grates. Now place the chicken breast on the grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, turning occasionally.
Mmmm, you can almost smell the chicken grilling…Yay, now the chicken is done, ready to be sliced and served! Don’t forget The Best Mexican Rice when serving this yummy Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken for the ultimate Mexican meal!
The Best Mexican Rice
Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 2 heaping TBS fresh chopped cilantro
- 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano or 1 TBS fresh chopped oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 TBS fresh lime juice
- Mix fresh cilantro, olive oil, seasonings, and lime juice.
- Next, hand rub the mixture over the chicken. Marinate the chicken for as long as it takes to heat your grill.
- Then grill on 400 degrees (adjusting the heat as needed) until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, turning the chicken occasionally.
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Ok, I’ve tried oiling my grill before, but my chicken just stuck to the grates. Do you put the oil on with a brush or paper towel? Yummy recipe! Can’t wait to make it with the rice. Thanks for the recipes :)
Crystal, funny you asked that question because when I was writing that direction I was thinking to myself, I need to do a blog post on how to oil your grill! Use an oil that has a high smoke point oil such as extra light olive oil, grape seed oil, or even avocado oil! Heat the grill first and let the grates get hot. Then use a folded paper towel that has been soaked with oil. Place the folded paper towels under your grilling brush and move up and down the grates. I have also used my Misto spray and gently and carefully sprayed my grates. Another option is brushing the grates with oil. And then place your food on immediately after oiling and this should help with sticking. Thanks for stopping by, Crystal!
Thanks for the help. I will be making it this weekend…yay!! I grocery shop every two weeks (my husband gets paid) with my meal plan in tow. The day after shopping day, I cut my meat (mostly chicken), season it, place in freezer bags, and put into freezer until day before using. I learned this little trick that while thawing, the chicken will be marinating. Win-Win. I don’t have to think about marinating meat, because it’s already done. I’ll let you know how the family likes your chicken! Thanks so much :)
What a wonderful idea to season the chicken before freezing! I love it :) I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking it out!
I just wanted to let you know that I grilled the cilantro lime chicken tonight. It was FABULOUS!! It is definitely a keeper with my family. Since it was beautiful outside, I decided to make it into a wrap. I cut up red, yellow, and orange peppers. I had peppers, shredded lettuce, Sargento’s mexican cheese, refried beans, and homemade guacamole. I grilled the tortilla’s. We had a make your own wrap bar. Everyone went back for seconds. There was no leftovers. Thank you so much for the awesome recipe!! Loved it!!
This is awesome news, you just made my day :) I am so glad your family enjoyed the recipe and I love your idea of a wrap bar! Sounds like everyone left with smiles and full tummies!
Serena| Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says
This looks amazing! Audra! Love it!
Joy @ Yesterfood says
Audra, your grilled chicken is beautiful- and BONUS, the Best Mexican Rice! ♥ Your gorgeous photography makes me want to dive right in. Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- Pinned and Tweeted! :D
Thank you, Joy! It was my pleasure :) Wishing you a wonderful day!
Sarah @ How My World Runs says
Looks delicious, I’m pinning this one.
Found you on the Treasure Box Tuesday link-up. :-)
Thank you, Sarah!
This sounds like a perfect way to jazz up chicken!! Pinned! Would love for you to stop by and share this on The Wednesday Roundup Link Party! http://lemoinefamilykitchen.com/2014/04/wednesday-roundup-week-20-link-party/
Thank you, Angela! Hopping over right now :)
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy says
What beautiful grilled chicken, Audra! This is going on my Dinner Ideas pin board – thank you so much for the recipe! I can’t wait to try it!
I tried this last night. I didn’t have cilantro, but it was still very good. I am going to add fresh corn to the rice next time I make it.
Barb A. says
This was so good! We actually made it in the fall and stocked it away in the freezer so we could enjoy some grill flavor in the winter. We just broke it out a couple days ago and it was so yummy! My hubby told me to definitely hang on to this recipe! Thank you!
Barb A. says
I noticed on the “About Us” section that Ashely is from Wisconsin. Audra, are you from WI too? You look familiar and your name is not that common. I’m wondering if you are the Audra from my dorm at UWW.