Karen Steffens
Prep Time
13 Mins
Cook Time
12 Mins
Marinate Time
30 Mins
Makes 4 servings

Fresh cilantro, lime juice, honey, and garlic add zip to this simple, healthy grilled chicken main dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

hungrystylist's Review

August 31, 2014

hlfbaked's Review

March 10, 2013
The first time I made this, I had no lime juice but I did have lemons, so I used lemon juice instead. It came out great! The grilled chicken went in tacos that night, of which way too many were eaten! We're having grilled chicken tonight & this recipe was special-requested :-) but since I have lime, I get to experience the actual recipe this time around & I can't wait. It came out so juicy & flavorfully seasoned last time...

csjessup's Review

December 12, 2012

carmelita's Review

May 22, 2012
This was definitely easy to make and yes, it was juicy if grilled nice and slow. But it lacked flavor. Even with all the garlic - I'm not sure I'll make it again. I should say it is a low fat option and it could work chopped in a salad too. It's not my favorite. I'll keep looking.

LAK90278's Review

September 28, 2010
Quick, easy, impressive results. Very tasty and juicy chicken, plus healthy! Family enjoyed it. I added a bit more lemon juice and let the chicken marinate for 90 minutes before grilling. Be careful that chicken pieces are same thickness to ensure even grilling.

cutegirlsmom's Review

June 08, 2010
I enjoyed making the dish, and it turned out so juicy. My five year old said, "how'd you get it so juicy?" I served it with leftover pasta and sauce. I would make it again and serve as chicken tacos, with cilantro being one of the toppings.

dawnk777's Review

May 27, 2010
We made this yesterday and thought it was delicious! Everyone in my family of 4 loves the citrus-cilantro-garlic flavor combination, so it was a big hit! We paired it with Black Bean Salad with Lime-Cumin Dressing - http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=226391 - and some sliced mangoes.

tessa8631's Review

April 24, 2010
This chicken is amazing. We cut the breasts in half and put it on skewers like satay chicken and grilled them from there. It made for a better presentation and was delicious!

SuzyQL's Review

April 28, 2009
Chicken Tacos: My family loves this! I cook it on the BBQ grill for that char-broiled flavor, then cut the cooked chicken into strips and serve on soft corn tortillas with the normal taco garnishes (including more cilantro and lime wedges!). I would definitely marinade it for more than the 30 minutes minimum for a more full flavor. Yum!