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Cilantro Chicken

Karen Steffens
Prep time 13 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Marinate time 30 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
Fresh cilantro, lime juice, honey, and garlic add zip to this simple, healthy grilled chicken main dish.

Ingredients

  • 4 boned, skinned chicken breast halves (2 lb. total)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 278
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • protein 53 g
  • fat 4.5 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • carbohydrate 3.5 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • sodium 293 mg
  • cholesterol 132 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness (about 1/2 in.) and place in a shallow baking pan.

  2. In a small bowl, mix lime juice, cilantro, garlic, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pour over chicken and turn pieces to coat evenly. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes or overnight.

  3. Lay chicken on a grill over medium heat (you can hold your hand over the surface only 4 to 5 seconds) and cook, turning once, until no longer pink in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.