I came up with this cilantro-lime marinated grilled chicken when I was craving Mexican food one night. Try using the marinade on pork tenderloin or beef flank steak. Amazing! Use one recipe of marinade per pound of meat.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine chiles, canola oil, cilantro, lime zest and juice, garlic, jalapeno, honey, salt, and pepper in a 1-gallon freezer bag and seal completely. Gently massage the bag to combine ingredients well. Add chicken and turn to completely coat with marinade. Place in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for at least 4 hours for best flavor, turning bag occasionally.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

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

  • Grill chicken, covered, on the preheated grill until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear, 4 to 6 minutes per side.

  • Remove chicken from the grill and let rest under aluminum foil to redistribute juices back into the meat, 4 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

409 calories; 30.9 g total fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 867 mg sodium. 10.2 g carbohydrates; 24.3 g protein; Full Nutrition


Rating: 5 stars
I made this as directed and it was very tasty! I sliced the chicken and used it to top salads for a light and flavorful meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a fantastic recipe!! I had it with a side of leftover red beans that I had also added cilantro to. I think this would also make good tacos. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Pretty good but needed more flavor I think, from somewhere. Read More