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Cilantro Lime Chicken

Garlic, red pepper, lime and cilantro make a zesty marinade for chicken breasts before putting them on the grill.

Yield: 6 servings

Difficulty Rating: Easy
Nutritional Highlights: In spite of its divisive nature – you either love or hate cilantro – it contains disease-fighting vitamin K and beta-carotene.

Recipe Created By: Kristen Winston
Recipe From: Tennessee Home and Farm


  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fine pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 6 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  1. Place chicken breasts in zipper-seal bag. Using a rolling pin or similar implement, flatten the thicker parts of the chicken so they match the thinner parts. You want a consistent thickness (no thinner than 3/4 of an inch) throughout to ensure the chicken cooks evenly.
  2. Mix marinade ingredients and pour over chicken. Marinate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove from bag.
  4. On gas grill over medium-high heat, grill chicken breasts with lid down for six minutes. Turn and grillwith the lid up 6 to 10 more minutes or until chicken reaches 170 degrees on a meat thermometer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 475, Fat – 29.5g, Protein – 49.5g, Vitamin C – 12%, Iron – 12%.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.