This cilantro lime fowl is simple to make and filled with taste! whilst the cilantro lime chook can stand on its very own, I’ve blanketed accompanying recipes for a cilantro lime rice base and a scrumptious mango avocado salsa. This transforms this cilantro lime hen into a delectable and wholesome meal this is certain to be successful.


In case you don’t like mango salsa, pair this cilantro lime hen along a panzanella salad, cucumber salad, or a corn salsa.

The marinade for this cilantro lime chicken is the entirety an awesome marinade need to be: it’s smooth to whip together, has so much taste, and doesn’t contain any “loopy” substances. This cilantro lime fowl also pairs absolutely well with my mango salsa which I usually make as a facet once I make this dish. I’d advise giving it a shot!


Chicken Marinade:

  • 1 and 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (can also use thighs)
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice, separated
  • 1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon olive oil, separated
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, separated
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons lime zest, separated
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon + 1/4 teaspoon cumin, separated
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro, separated

Mango Avocado Salsa:

  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno, optional
  • Fine sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • Optional: cilantro-lime rice or quinoa (see recipe notes)


  1. MARINADE: Whisk collectively all of the marinade substances: 3/four cup orange juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/three cup lime juice, 1 teaspoon lime zest, honey, 1 teaspoon cumin, soy sauce, garlic, and 1/4 cup cilantro in a medium-sized bowl. add salt and pepper to taste (i take advantage of approximately 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper). take away about half cup of marinade, and pour the relaxation right into a large resealable bag.
  2. Trim the hen of fat. Pound the breasts to even thickness or slice in half of to get flippantly sized breasts and region within the bag with the rest of the marinade. region within the fridge for at least 30 minutes ensuring to flip the bag halfway through the time it's miles inside the refrigerator. I advocate marinating for two-8 hours.
  3. Prepare dinner bird: The commands under are to grill the fowl. to see other methods of cooking chook, examine proper above this recipe card. gently oil the grill grate or grill ridges on a grill pan or upload 1 tablespoon oil to a skillet after which vicinity the marinated bird at the grill. Discard leftover marinade.
  4. Grill for 10-12 mins or till fowl juices run clear and internal temperature is at one hundred sixty five stages F. turn the chicken midway and brush it generously with the reserved 1/2 cup marinade.
  5. MANGO SALSA: Take the final 1 tablespoon orange juice, ultimate 1 teaspoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons lime juice, last lime zest, and final 1/4 cup cilantro and toss collectively.
  6. (optionally available: while grilling the chook, also grill the mango. Brush with oil and grill on one facet for approximately 4-five mins at medium-high warmness.)
  7. Chop the mango and avocado into small bite-sized pieces. upload to the salsa along with the finely chopped crimson onion, purple pepper, and jalapeno. Season the salsa to taste with pepper, salt, and last 1/four teaspoon cumin. Toss collectively.
  8. Meeting: Serve grilled bird over a mattress of cilantro lime rice or quinoa (if preferred -- see recipe notes) and add spoonfuls of the salsa to top. enjoy right away!

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