Fire up the grill for this honey lime & cilantro marinated grilled chicken. It's so flavorful thanks to the marinade of honey, lime, cilantro, olive oil, fresh garlic, and seasonings. Make this for an easy and delicious weeknight dinner or weekend BBQ.
There are some flavor combos that are just so classic. Like chocolate & peanut butter which is my all-time favorite. But when it comes to savory food honey, lime, and cilantro are basically made for each other! I can't get enough of those flavors.
You get the sweetness from the honey, sour and bright flavors from the lime, and then the seasoning and spice from the cilantro. That's why this chicken is currently my obsession.
Mix up a simple marinade of cilantro, lime, honey, olive oil, and some seasonings in a gallon-size Ziploc bag. Add in some boneless, skinless chicken breasts and let that marinate in the fridge for a few hours.
The meat gets so tender and the flavor is out of this world. Marinated grilled chicken is easily in my top 5 of my favorite foods.
I love using the Ziploc bag because that just means one less dish to wash at the end of the night. And since it's a grilled BBQ dish, it's totally acceptable to serve it on paper plates. Which also means less dishes too 🙂
So easy with minimal effort and mess!
Don't you just love those grill marks?! That is my favorite thing about this chicken. The brown sugar and honey caramelize on the outside skin of the chicken. So much flavor going on. Try this chicken out at your next BBQ or for dinner. My kids gobbled this up so it's very kid-friendly too.
I love to serve this grilled chicken with my very favorite cilantro lime rice.
Honey Lime & Cilantro Marinated Grilled Chicken
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- juice of 2 limes
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- 2 garlic cloves minced or pressed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (trimmed)
- Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag. Add the chicken breasts and shake to mix everything and coat the chicken.
- Let marinate for 3-4 hours in the fridge.
- Grill for about 4-5 minutes per side or until chicken is up to temperature.
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