cilantro lime marinade for chicken to grill

Cilantro Lime Marinade

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 5 minutes
  • yield Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • category Category: Condiment
  • method Method: Mix
  • cuisine Cuisine: Mexican


A simple yet fresh Cilantro Lime Marinade to brighten up your chicken and tenderize it at the same time – made with lime juice, fresh cilantro, garlic and cumin!



  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  1. To a medium bowl add lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, ground cumin, salt and garlic cloves. Whisk until well combined.
  2. Add chicken to a large storage bag and pour marinade over chicken.
  3. Marinate for at least 1 hour. (always better if it marinates overnight)

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