Grilled chicken is one of my favorite grilled meats. There are so many different ways to marinate and grill it. This particular recipe is one my top 10 list of favorites. It's also an easy meal. If you work, or have a busy day, start the marinade in the morning, and it's ready to grill that evening.
Combine marinade ingredients, and mix well.
Add chicken to ziplock bag. Next, pour in marinade.
Place chicken in fridge and marinate for at least 3, up to 10 hours.
Bring chicken to room temp. Place on a plate and sprinkle with salt.
Heat grill and place chicken on grill.
Grill for 3-6 minutes per side. It will get dark fairly quickly with the honey caramelizing. Don't worry, it tastes awesome!
Allow it to rest for a few minutes before slicing.
We served our's with Mexican street corn, fresh tomatoes and chips and salsa. It was such a great meal!
This photo does the chicken no justice, it was so tender and juicy!
Lime Cilantro Grilled Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts you can use thighs if you prefer!
marinade for chicken
- ½ cup lime juice
- ½ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) optional. I like a little spice, if you don't, omit.
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- ⅓ cup chopped cilantro
- Start by mixing the marinade for the chicken. Add it to a ziplock bag or container large enough to hold the marinade and chicken. Next, place the chicken in the container and mix well. Place in fridge for at least 3 hours, up to 6. Pull chicken from fridge and bring to room temp. Remove from marinade and sprinkle with salt. Heat grill to 500 degrees. I like to cook my chicken on pretty hot temps. Grease grates on grill and add chicken. Grill for 3-6 minutes per side. Let chicken rest for a few minutes before cutting.We served ours with street corn, some fresh tomatoes and chips and salsa. It was heavenly!Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!