Cilantro Lime Chicken Marinade

reader reviews

“This is so easy and delicious!  My family all loved it. A new rotation regular and a nice adaptation to taco night!!” ~ Erin

key ingredients:

oil garlic salt cumin  lime juice honey  cilantro

about this recipe

make ahead minimal ingredients gluten free

Vibrant, tangy, and easy to whiz together in a blender or food processor, this cilantro lime marinade is perfect as a chicken marinade or added to shredded chicken. Plus it’s easy enough to whip up any night of the week!



Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend on low until just combined.



Use half the sauce to marinade chicken for 30 minutes to 8 hours. Cook the chicken on the grill or in a saucepan.



When ready to serve, slice against the grain and serve with remaining sauce for drizzling or dipping.

— Make shredded cilantro lime chicken by cooking the chicken in a slow cooker. — Turn it into a creamy cilantro lime dip by stirring it together with sour cream or plain Greek yogurt. — Make this sauce a cilantro lime dressing, add 2 tablespoons of water.

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