Summer is here! That means my dinner staples get tossed on the grill, a lot. I just love grilling food in the summer!
I got a large batch of cilantro in my Bountiful Basket a couple of weeks ago (more on that in a future post), and wanted to try something other than salsa to make use of it —> Cilantro Lime Chicken to the rescue! With just a few simple ingredients and a zip-top bag, you’ll be on your way to grilled dinner perfection.
The fresh cilantro, lime juice, garlic and honey add a nice zip and big flavor to the chicken breasts. You can marinate for just 30 minutes or leave it overnight to let the flavors really develop. Serve it with some rice, beans and tortillas for a truly scrumptious feast.
As always, pound out your chicken breasts in a zip-top bag to about 1/2″ thickness.
Slice your limes for juicing.
Chop up that gorgeous cilantro. Food Saving Tip: I always keep my fresh herbs in a little mason jar filled with water in the fridge. It keeps them fresh for weeks!
Chop up some garlic cloves.
Throw all that together in a small bowl with some honey, olive oil salt and pepper. Give it a quick mix.
Pour your marinade into the zip-top bag and pop in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, but I like to leave it in overnight. That is if I remember to do it the day before. Thank goodness for the thousand reminders on my phone that keep me on track everyday, am I right? 😉
After your marination period, preheat your grill to medium high heat. Lay chicken on the grill and cook for 4-6 minutes on each side until it’s no longer pink and fully cooked through.
Look at those gorgeous grill marks! Flavor, flavor, flavor!
Get your rice, beans and tortillas and feast my friends!
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1⁄8 cup fresh lime juice
- 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1½ teaspoons honey or agave
- 1½ teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- Pound out your chicken breasts in a zip-top bag to about ½" thickness.
- Combine lime juice, cilantro, garlic, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl and give a quick mix.
- Pour your marinade into the zip-top bag and pop in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
- After your marination period, preheat your grill to medium high heat. Lay chicken on the grill and cook for 4-6 minutes on each side until it's no longer pink and fully cooked through.
- Get your rice, beans and tortillas and feast!