Grilled Honey Lime Cilantro Chicken

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Perfectly grilled tender and juicy chicken marinated in a honey lime cilantro marinade. The flavor of this chicken is incredible!

Grilled Honey Lime Cilantro Chicken in a large skillet.

Honey + Lime + Cilantro = one of my favorite flavor combinations. Something about the sweet honey and tangy lime plus the cilantro infuses this chicken with such amazing flavor. I love cilantro! It is one of my favorite herbs to cook and garnish with.

This marinade comes together quickly and I love to marinade for a few hours so the chicken can soak up the delicious flavor. I am seriously all about the quick and easy BBQ dishes lately.

Grilled Honey Lime Cilantro Chicken in a large skillet.

Since the weeks are starting to get so busy and school is almost over this chicken was a delicious meal that my entire family loved. After a busy day we love to just spend time in the backyard while we BBQ. It was fun to enjoy the sun after a long week of rain.

Close up of Grilled Honey Lime Cilantro Chicken.

I always call a meal a success when the entire family including the picky eater devours it. We all loved this chicken so much and the flavor is awesome!

Definitely grill it up this summer with your family! You will not regret it!

Grilled Honey Lime Cilantro Chicken in a white bowl.

Grilled Honey Lime Cilantro Chicken in a large skillet.

Grilled Honey Lime Cilantro Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Perfectly grilled tender and juicy chicken marinated in a honey lime cilantro marinade. The flavor of this chicken is incredible!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, or thighs
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Put chicken in a ziplock bag. In a small bowl combine lime juice, honey, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the chicken and seal the bag and let marinade for 3 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat your grill to medium high heat. Grill each side of the chicken for about 3-4 minutes or until cooked throughout and no longer pink.


Serves: 6

Calories314kcal (16%)Carbohydrates25g (8%)Protein35g (70%)Fat9g (14%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Cholesterol95mg (32%)Sodium605mg (25%)Potassium612mg (17%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar23g (26%)Vitamin A90IU (2%)Vitamin C4mg (5%)Calcium11mg (1%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Drinks, Main Course
Cuisine American
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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    1. I’m going to try this soon. We have a Staub stovetop grill pan that should keep me from having to wait until summer. I did some flanked-cut ribs on it–grill marks and everything. The trick is to let it get hot and have olive oil over it all. The trick is to use a silicon barbecue/pastry brush to make sure EVERY inch has oil on it, in all the nooks.

  1. Didn’t have cilantro on hand, but made it anyway and the flavor was amazing! Great recipe and definitely bookmarking for future use 🙂

  2. It was a quick and easy meal! Hubby and I also made the Thai Barbeque Chicken:

    I used bone-in, skin on thighs and they turned out quite juicy.

    They were not as dark as yours. I used a Japanese soy sauce, maybe I should have used a dark soy sauce?

    I also found the flavour a bit light. They were only marinated for 3 hours, but maybe it would have a stronger flavour if I left them overnight.

    All in all a solid recipe I’m happy to make again.


  3. Tried this last night and it turned out really well! We added the zest of two limes in the marinade and it really made the flavour stand out! Also threw in a bit of spicy chili oil to offset the sweetness – SO GOOD!

  4. I tried this recipe for dinner the other day and it was a big hit! I am a vegetarian but my husband and daughter are not, so I used chicken for theirs and organic extra-firm tofu for mine and it worked out perfectly! I will definitely be making this again.

    1. WOW! That is awesome! Thank you for sharing!! I am so glad you loved it and you were able to adapt it to your liking!! Thank you for sharing!!

  5. Made this last night and it was fabulous! Next time will marinate overnight for even more flavor. I will also try it adding some heat with some crushed red pepper or sambal oelek chili paste.

  6. I forgot to make a comment on this last year. This is by far my favorite summer chicken dish. It is absolutely amazing how all of the flavors come out so perfectly. Can not wait to make this again this week!

  7. Life changing grilled chicken!!! Only thing I altered was to add a sliced jalapeño for some heat and I reserved a little marinade to brush on the chicken while it cooked. I served it with cucumber salad and grilled balsamic glazed carrots. It’s our new favorite! Thanks!

  8. Holy cow! Looks delicious! Currently waiting for it to be marinated now! And cooking it today! Thanks for the idea! Definitely following!

  9. 5 stars
    I tried this and loved it with both bone in with skin and also boneless skinless chicken thighs…I’m not one who needs to count calories so you can guess witch one I preferred. To each own. Try and do the same and see who likes which. Good eatn.

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