Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

This delicious grilled cilantro lime chicken tastes more incredible than it looks! It's great on the grill or the stovetop, whatever you choose you will not be disappointed.
4 Servings Recipe By Pin Print
Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ¼ cups juice Lime
  • 2 tablespoons chop Cilantro, Fresh
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 2 pounds Chicken, Boneless Breasts

Freezer Containers


  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • 1 serving = 8 ounces
  • 340 Calories
  • 13g Total Fat
  • 2g Sat Fat
  • 0g Trans Fat
  • 165mg Cholesterol
  • 250mg Sodium
  • 1g Total Carb
  • 0g Fiber
  • 0g Total Sugars (Includes 0g Added Sugars)
  • 51g Protein
  • 2 WW SmartPoints
  • Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Fat
  • 0 Fruit
  • 0 Milk
  • 0 Other Carb
  • 0 Starch
  • 0 Veg
  • 7 Lean Meat

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Mix olive oil, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Divide and pour into freezer bag with chicken.
  3. Marinate for at least one hour in refrigerator.
  4. Grill over medium high heat for about 6 minutes a side.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Mix olive oil, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Divide chicken into indicated number of gallon freezer bags.
  3. Divide marinade between freezer bags with chicken. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Thaw: In fridge
  2. Grill over medium high heat for about six minutes a side.


Join the discussion
  1. You can freeze the cilantro- I pick it from the stem and freeze only the leaves. Then when you want some in the dead of winter you can pull it out and crumble it instead of having to chop it.

  2. This looks like some delightful chicken! ANd healthy too! I’d love fo ryou to add this to my recently new link up, Healthy 2day Wednesdays for sharing tips, ideas, recipes, going “green” suggestions, natural rememdies, etc. (you can add posts every week until Saturday) Hope you’ll add this & check out some of the other entries!

  3. Lime and Cilantro are a great combination and one that we love. We would just love this delicious recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  4. Definitely adding this to my menu list! I have a cilantro chicken recipe I use for tacos and I love the idea of using this marinade to freeze the chicken ahead of time!!

  5. I made a large batch of this on my mini-cooking day without the salsa verde since I didn’t have it on hand. My entire family (kiddos included) absolutely loved it! So moist and tasty! Next batch will be with the salsa, which can only make it even more yummy.

  6. We loved this! We had it as is, and for sides we had grilled zuchini and yellow squash with olive oil and sprinkled with our favorite seasoning blend. Thanks!

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