Cilantro Lime Chicken Breast


  • 4 organic boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 oz each)
  • zest and juice of 1 lime (plus 1 lime cut into wedges)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (divided)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt and black pepper (to taste)


  1. Pound the thicker end of the chicken breast with a mallet to make it even with the thinner end
  2. Combine the juice of 1 lime, lime zest, olive oil, 1/4 cup of the cilantro finely chopped, garlic and salt to a large container with a lid, or a gallon size freezer bag.
  3. Coat the chicken well on both sides and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour or overnight, the longer the better, turning halfway.
  4. When ready to cook, oil a grill or grill pan over medium to medium-high heat.
  5. Grill about 5 minutes on each side, or until charred and cooked through in the center.
  6. Remove and set aside on a platter and squeeze the remaining lime over the chicken. Garnish with the remaining fresh cilantro.  Makes 4 servings.

Air Fryer Directions:

  1. Air fry in a single layer at 380 degrees for 5 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Info:

Serving: 1breast, Calories: 217kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 6g, Sat Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 124mg, Sodium: 360mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0g



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