Today’s #CookOutWeek recipe is our main course – Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken. I rarely marinade chicken breasts but will be doing it more with this recipe. I loved the hint of lime, a touch of sweetness from honey and the punch from cilantro. I used to not be a fan of cilantro, but I’ve grown to love it. I also grow it in my garden, so we always have a bunch ready to use.
To kick the grilled flavor, I used a smoke ring from one of our sponsor’s Smokin O’s. I received three flavors of smoke rings from them – original, applewood and mesquite. I had never heard of this company before and I’m so glad I was introduced to them! I loved the smoke flavor you’re able to achieve on a gas grill with these rings. I can’t wait to try the mesquite one when I make ribs this weekend. In 5-10 minutes on the grill, the ring will start to smoke and then you move it to you a cool spot and start grilling your food. So easy to use and clean up!
1 1/2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breast
1/4 cup fresh squeeze lime juice
1/4 cup honey
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey, soy sauce, oil, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a ziplock bag and pour the marinade over the chicken. Seal the bag and coat the chicken. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight for a stronger flavor. Once your grill is ready, grill your chicken until completely cooked through. Enjoy!
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Recipe Source: The Recipe Critic