This is my go-to cilantro chicken recipe for the grill in the summer. The longer it marinates, the stronger the flavor.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Mix lime zest, lime juice, green onions, olive oil, cilantro, seasoning blend, garlic, coriander, red pepper flakes, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

  • Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag or a bowl with a lid. Pour the marinade over the chicken and cover evenly. Seal the bag or cover the bowl.

  • Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 4 to 6 hours.

  • Remove chicken from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.

  • Cook chicken on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

You may use 3 small limes in place of 2 large limes.

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

235 calories; 15.2 g total fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 95 mg sodium. 5.4 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; Full Nutrition