Cilantro Chicken

May 1, 2010

This is an easy but delicious grilled chicken recipe.   I love gardening so I always have a supply of fresh cilantro in the summer.  It’s easy to put together and absolutely delicious.  My kids and hubby devour this chicken.  I like to serve this with grilled veggies, a tossed green salad and a loaf of crusty French bread. 

Cilantro Chicken


Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts to a uniform thickness. (Honestly, I only do this sometimes.  Most of the time,  I just throw some chicken breasts in the bag. If you take the time to pound them to a uniform thickness, they will cook more evenly.) 

Place breasts (pounded or not!) in large zip lock bag. 

To the zip lock bag, add: 
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 Tbs honey
1 Tbs olive oil
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/4 cup lime juice

Seal the bag and turn breasts to coat evenly. Chill for 1 hour or overnight.  The lime juice tenderizes the chicken so they come off the grill moist, tender and delicious.

Cilantro Chicken BBQ them when you're ready.

Grilled Cilantro Chicken 
It's delicious and a great way to keep your kitchen cool on a hot day!

Cilantro Chicken 
What is your favorite hot day recipe?

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19 comments:

  1. OMG, cilantro is one of my favorite favorite favorite flavors! I think we'll make this for dinner tonight! :)

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  2. I LOVE cilantro in anything (except desserts, I guess). I can't wait to marinate with this - I'm so happy that it's all natural ingredients.

    You ROCK!!!
    :) Laura

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  5. I love cilantro, too! That looks really good; can't wait to try it! I love throwing something in a bag to marinate and knowing that dinner is taken care of for the day.

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  6. What a yummy looking recipe! :) I love the fact that all the ingredients are pretty easy to find! No strange-sounding spices or anything too off-the-beaten-path! Thanks for sharing...can't wait to try it!!!!!!

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  7. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it. We love cilantro.

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  8. This looks awesome! Thanks for visiting my blog....I'm glad I found yours!

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  9. I use nearly the exact same recipe and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It's my favorite summer meal.

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  10. so i read this recipe to my husband this morning and he liked the idea so much he ran out and got the stuff and cooked it for dinner. We looooved it thank you so much

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  11. I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Thanks for visiting Stitch N'Giggles!!
    Let me just brag for a moment about our wild cilantro that is overtaking our yard!ha we have more cilantro than we know what to do with, so a basic marinade is perfect! Thanks!

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  14. Thanks for posting this. I made it for dinner tonight and it was a huge hit! Yummmm!

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  15. Hello - I copied this recipe and will try it. It looks delicious - thanks for sharing! Very nice of you!
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  16. Love cilantro! This looks great!

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  17. Carolyn, We loved the chicken! I'm always needing a few dishes to use up the cilantro bunch I buy (and now trying to grow). Thanks for a great and easy recipe!

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  18. Looks yummy! I love cilantro! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try your recipe!

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  19. I have always wondered why cilantro in chicken is always perfect. I love the flavor so much! Really nice.

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