Grilled chicken is a summer staple at our house, so I am always looking for new ways to serve it up.
Marinades tend to be what I like to use for grilled chicken. I love how the flavor infuses into the meat and it also helps to keep the meat moist and tender. Today’s recipe is a marinade and includes the flavors of cilantro and lime.
If you are one of those people that happens to not like the flavor of cilantro, just substitute parsley in it’s place. The flavor will be slightly different but will still work well.
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 4 tsp honey
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- ¼ tsp salt
- 4 small chicken breasts or 2 large cut in half
- In a gallon sized freezer ziploc bag, add all of the ingredients except the chicken. Seal bag and shake and knead to combine ingredients.
- Add the chicken in and seal bag again, gently knead to get each piece of chicken coated with the marinade. Refrigerate for 2-12 hours.
- Grill chicken until fully cooked and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serves 4.
Recipe adapted from Sweet Peas and Saffron.