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Cilantro Lime Chicken (Whole30 Paleo)

Cilantro Lime Chicken (Whole30 Paleo) – a simple 5 ingredient marinade, full of flavor and easy to make.  Great for freezing as well!

Cilantro and lime are the perfect pair in this tasty marinade made from only simple, fresh ingredients.  A light and flavorful way to change up your chicken game!

This tangy grilled chicken makes a great meal on its own with a side of veggies and is also perfect in fajitas, tacos, over rice, and in salads.  I like to make a big batch of this on Sunday, then portion it out for weekday lunches.  For easy make ahead lunches, add a pre-cooked whole grain, some veggies, and other add-ins of your choice.  Here a few of my favorite combos for Make Ahead Cilantro Lime Chicken Bowls:

Cilantro Lime Chicken, quinoa, fresh corn, fresh salsa

Cilantro Lime Chicken, cauliflower rice, sautéed bell peppers, avocado (Whole30 approved)

Cilantro Lime Chicken, romaine, tomatoes, avocado (Whole30 approved)

If you’re into meal prepping, check out  these glass containers. I absolutely LOVE them for make ahead lunches, they are perfect for Cilantro Lime Chicken Bowls!

For easy weeknight meals, the chicken and marinade can also be pre-portioned and frozen.  Just remove from the freezer, thaw, and grill!

 

 

Cilantro Lime Chicken (Whole30 Paleo) - a simple 5 ingredient marinade, full of flavor and easy to make.  Great for freezing as well! | tastythin.com

Cilantro Lime Chicken (Whole30 Paleo) - a simple 5 ingredient marinade, full of flavor and easy to make.  Great for freezing as well! | tastythin.com

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken (Whole30 Paleo) - a simple 5 ingredient marinade, full of flavor and easy to make.  Great for freezing as well! | tastythin.com
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 289kcal

Ingredients

  • 1-1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Combine oil, lime juice, zest, salt, cumin, garlic, and cilantro in a small bowl.  Whisk well.
  • Place chicken breasts in a glass dish or ziploc bag.  Pour marinade over chicken and marinate for at least one hour in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat grill (or grill pan).  Grill chicken 4-5 minutes per side, until cooked through and no longer pink.
Calories: 289kcal | Protein: 36g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 629mg | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Christy
    September 11, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Where is the cilantro???

    • Reply
      Nikki
      September 12, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Oops!! Major typo there! Thanks so much for catching that, Christy!

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