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Grilled Cilantro Chicken

  • Author: Jessi's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 60
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 2 cups fresh cilantro, packed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 11.5lbs chicken breasts or thighs


  1. Place all the ingredients except the chicken in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Place the mixture in a zip lock bag or a shallow dish and add the chicken. Make sure to thoroughly coat it.
  3. Cover the mixture and put it in the refrigerator. Marinade it for a minimum of 1 hour and up to 6 hours.
  4. Preheat grill to 450. Place chicken on the grill and cook for about six minutes a side or until chicken reaches 165.
  5. Let chicken set for about five minutes and then serve.


  • You can easily double this recipe to feed more people. Pan frying is also an option if you don’t have a grill.


  • Serving Size: 4