Fast and Easy Chicken Recipe: Cilantro Lime Chicken

What’s for dinner? This easy chicken recipe for Cilantro Lime Chicken! Marinate the chicken in the morning and leave it in the fridge to do its thing all day. When you are ready to make dinner, you can have it on the table in less than 20 minutes!

Easy Chicken Recipe: Cilantro Lime Chicken


4 boned, skinned chicken breast halves (about 2 lbs.)
Note: If I’m short on time or don’t want to do all the pounding in step #1, I just buy the chicken tenderloins instead.

1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

6 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt and pepper to taste


1. Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness (about 1/2 in.) and place in a shallow baking pan.

2. In a small bowl, mix all remaining ingredients. Place chicken in a large ziplock bag. Pour the sauce over the chicken and turn pieces to coat evenly. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes or overnight. The longer you let it marinate, the stronger the flavors…just don’t forget to turn the bag occasionally.

3. Lay chicken on a grill over medium heat (I have also cooked the chicken in my NuWave oven and on my Foreman Grill…works great on each). Cook, turning once, until no longer pink in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side.

See? A delicious and easy chicken recipe! What is your family’s favorite easy chicken recipe? Feel free to leave a link to the recipe in the comment section.

Looking for more ways to get creative with chicken? Check out all of my chicken recipesCurry Chicken recipe is another one of our favorites. I’ve also got more healthy recipes here. Still want more? You can visit my Healthy Eats and  Chicken board on Pinterest.


  1. This sounds yum. I love cilantro.
  2. Yummy!! I LOVE Cilantro!
  3. Yum, I love lime anything! Delish.
  4. Awesome. I will totally make this! I do something very similar only instead of cilantro/lime I use basil/lemon.YUM!!
  5. Chicken with lime is divine. He he, it rhymes but it's true. I quite often bake it in the oven with a lime-herbs marinade. Easy, fast and yummy.
  6. This is a staple at our house! I love it!
  7. Yum! That looks so freaking good. And I'm with Alison, cilantro & lime... that's halfway to margarita town, right? :) THanks for linking up!
  8. OMG you have a NuWave oven!! I saw an infomercial for that one time and almost bought one. Do you love it?? Do tell!! PS Great recipe. I love cilantro!
  9. Wow that looks yummy! I'll have to try it!
  10. Hello it was a joy visting your site.


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