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Grilled Chili Cilantro Lime Chicken

Easy Chili Cilantro Lime Chicken is salty, sweet, sour, and spicy and is great on salads, with rice, or in burritos and wraps! 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword cilantro, grilled chicken, lime
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 203kcal
Author Layla

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 medium chicken breasts boneless, skin-less (or thighs)
  • Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • zest of one lime or 1 tsp
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes adjust to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground Cumin

Instructions

  • Whisk the ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl. Place chicken in a large plastic bag or bowl and add the marinade to the chicken. Mix to combine. Seal bag or cover bowl with plastic bag and place in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.

  • Pre-heat grill, pan or griddle to medium-high heat. Grill chicken fillets for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through and the skin is golden and lightly charred. Rest for 5 minutes then slice and serve on salad, rice, noodles, or tortillas. Garnish with chopped cilantro and Enjoy!

Notes

If you will be making this chicken for a salad, double the marinade and reserve half for the dressing. Be sure to reserve it before adding the marinade to the chicken in order to avoid contamination.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 723mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg