Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken


Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken? YES PLEASE!! This is a healthy recipe that I found on Pinterest, started drooling on sight and decided I just had to try! I’m a sucker for grilled chicken, especially on kabobs, as well as the combination of cilantro and lime. There’s just something about it that makes my mouth go, “Yum!!”. An additional bonus to this healthy recipe is that it is an absolute cinch to throw together and the clean up is at a bare minimum! Yay!! 🙂

I’ve made this for Sunday dinner a couple of times now (one time I served it with grilled veggie kabobs, the other time we used the chicken as the meat for tacos). Everyone agreed that it is definitely a keeper! I mixed the marinade in a gallon size freezer bag, added the chicken and then let it sit in the fridge for about an hour and a half. When it was done sitting there soaking up all the lime cilantro yumminess, I threw it on the grill and totally enjoyed the end result both times! 🙂

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken


  • 1 lb. Chicken breasts or tenderloins (cut into chunks), preferably organic
  • 2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium Limes, juiced
  • 2 medium Garlic, cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 cup Salsa Verde


Mix olive oil, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper and salsa verde in a freezer bag. Add chicken, let marinate for at least one hour. Heat grill to medium high heat, grill kabobs for about 5 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through. The original recipe didn’t include the Salsa Verde in the actual marinade, but rather served it on the side after the chicken was grilled. I’ve made it both ways and think it’s way better with the salsa in the marinade.

A helpful little side note: If you decide to use chicken tenderloins, which is what I did, you don’t even need to cut them into smaller chunks in order to skewer them. They are the perfect size to fold (like you were making a paper fan) back and forth onto the skewers.

Hope your family loves this healthy recipe as much as mine does! 🙂


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