Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast with Cilantro and Lime


My husband was craving marinated grilled chicken, and since I was out of our normal marinade, I decided to make one of my own with the fresh herbs from my garden. It turned out to have a light, summery flavor and so juicy! Excellent when served with grilled corn on the cob!

Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast with Cilantro and Lime
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
2 chicken breasts


  • cup olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning (such as Slap Ya Mama®)

  • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. Combine olive oil, cilantro, parsley, lime juice, garlic salt, and Cajun seasoning in a large bowl. Add chicken breasts and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Grill chicken on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 10 to 15 minutes. Baste chicken with marinade as it cooks. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1044 Calories
92g Fat
16g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 1044
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 92g 118%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 1454mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 438mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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