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Cilantro-Lime Chicken

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Cilantro-Lime Chicken

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Cilantro-Lime Chicken



  • 4 (6oz) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil + more for brushing the grill
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • salt and black pepper


  • 1 1/2 medium avocados: diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes: chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion: chopped
  • 1 clove garlic: minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice


  1. Place chicken on a cutting board and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap
  2. Pound out thicker parts of chicken for even thickness
  3. Transfer chicken to a gallon size ziplock bag
  4. In a mixing bowl whisk together: lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, 3 cloves of garlic and salt/pepper to taste
  5. Pour marinade mix over chicken in the bag seal bag and press out air (rest in refrigerator for 2-4 hrs) move chicken around a few times to ensure even marinating
  6. Preheat grill over medium-high heat and brush grill grates lightly with olive oil.
  7. Grill chicken: Internal temp 160-165 (about 4 minutes per side) Meanwhile....
  8. In a mixing bowl mix together: avocado, tomato, onion, garlic and lime.
  9. Spoon mixture over chicken and garnish with cilantro

Category: Recipes

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