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Grilled Weeknight Cilantro Lime Chicken - a quick and easy weeknight dinner that everyone will love! #whole30 #paleo #weeknightdinner

Grilled Weeknight Cilantro Lime Chicken

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 40
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Grilled Weeknight Cilantro Lime Chicken – a quick and delicious weeknight meal your whole family will love!


  • 6 boneless chicken breasts (bone-in would definitely work, but increase your cooking time and/or watch your internal temp)
  • 1 cup roughly chopped and loosely packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (avocado oil would work too)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 Teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Combine olive oil, lime juice, cilantro and salt in bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Place chicken in either a large plastic bag or storage container and pour marinade over top.
  3. Use your hands and gently massage the marinade into the chicken so every crevice is covered.
  4. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Grill on direct medium heat for 10-15 minutes (total) or 5-7 minutes per side (or until internal temp reads 155/160).
  6. Remove from grill and let rest at least 5 minutes; internal temp will continue to rise as it rests (up to 10 degrees).  Chicken is safe to eat when it reaches an internal temp of 165 at its thickest part.
  7. Serve with guacamole!

Keywords: grill, chicken, guacamole