Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken- Tender, Flavorful, and Juicy Chicken

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

A simple 30 minute marinade is all you need for this tender, flavorful, juicy chicken.

Keyword Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6
Author Renee Fuentes


  • 6 Chicken Thighs I used bone in and skin on, but you can do skinless/boneless or Chicken Breast filets.
  • 2 Tbsp Oil I used Avocado
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Lime juice and zest
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro Finely chopped and stems included
  • 1-2 Jalapeno's chopped remove seeds for less spice
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Season Chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Combine oil, minced Garlic, 1 lime, lime zest, chopped cilantro, chopped jalapeno, and whisk in a bowl. Reserve about 2 tbsp of the marinade to pour on the chicken after it is cooked.
  3. Add chicken thighs to marinade, combine to coat each piece and marinate in th refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  4. Place chicken on grill or cast iron skillet on stove and cook till internal temp is 165 degrees. Once chicken is done, remove from grill and pour with reserved marinade prior to serving. I also added some red pepper flakes for color and spice.