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Plate of grilled cilantro lime chicken breasts on a plate with a sprig of fresh cilantro

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Breasts

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marinating Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • BBQ or Grill
  • Blender or Food Processor


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper for seasoning


  • cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 3 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  • Add all marinade ingredients to blender or food processor
  • Pulse until cilantro is broken down and mixture is creamy
  • Add chicken to a large bowl or freezer bag
  • Pour marinade over chicken and toss to coat
  • Cover or seal and refrigerate for 1-4 hours
  • Preheat grill to 350°F
  • Remove chicken from fridge and allow to rest at room temperature while grill preheats
  • Place chicken on preheated grill and season with salt and pepper
  • Close lid and allow chicken to cook for 7-10 minutes
  • Flip chicken and allow to cook for additional 7 minutes.
  • Check temperature of chicken. If it is at 165°F remove from heat. If it is below 165°F continue to cook with lid closed for additional 3-4 minutes, checking again.
  • When chicken reaches 165°F, remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.