Rating: 5 stars
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This easy chile-cilantro-lime chicken is salty, sweet, sour, and spicy. It's great on salads, with rice, or in burritos and wraps!

Recipe Summary

cook:
10 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 chicken breasts
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Ingredients

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

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  • Whisk lime juice, olive oil, garlic, lime zest, salt, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, and cumin together in a small bowl. Place chicken in a large plastic bag or a bowl and add lime marinade. Seal the bag or cover the bowl and place in a refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes to 24 hours.

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

  • Place chicken breasts on the preheated grill and cook until no longer pink in the center and skin is golden and lightly charred, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken breasts to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice and garnish with cilantro.

Cook's Note:

You can use skinless, boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts and honey instead of brown sugar, if desired.

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

204 calories; protein 24g; carbohydrates 5.2g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 64.6mg; sodium 639.9mg. Full Nutrition
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