Cilantro Lime Chicken


  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 lime (juiced (1/4 cup))
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 small garlic clove (minced)
  • 4 6 ounce each boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teapoon black pepper


  1. In a small bowl mix together cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, honey and garlic until combined.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in a resealable bag and pour half the marinade in with chicken.
  3. Seal bag and massage marinade into chicken. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Reserve remaining marinade for serving.
  5. When ready to cook, heat remaining tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Remove chicken from bag discarding juices and bag and place chicken in skillet.
  7. Cook for 7-9 minutes per side until cooked thoroughly.
  8. The last few minutes of cooking brush some of the remaining marinade on chicken.
  9. Remove chicken from skillet and place a platter. Drizzle any remaining reserved marinade over chicken and serve.


For best results let chicken marinate overnight.
Chicken can also be grilled or on a indoor electric grill too!

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