Grilled Chili Lime Chicken

Yesterday, an app on my phone reminded me that it was my 2nd anniversary of blogging!

Two years of delightful books and worlds where I could sneak off to at any given moment.

Two years of yummy recipes and learning just how much I love to cook and bake.

Two years of delighting with fellow readers who love books as much as I do, or even more!

I can’t believe how quickly this past years has flown, but I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who stops by to read this lil blog, chimes in with conversation, and I hope one day to meet you all in person so we can fan-girl together! 😀

But since we can’t fan-girl together at the moment, I think its fitting to at least give you a delicious recipe that I recently stumbled upon – a Grilled Chili Lime Chicken.


Doesn’t it look fantastic?!

Zesty and fresh with robust flavors, this Grill Chili Lime Chicken works great layered in a salad next to cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and feta cheese. I can’t wait to make this recipe again!


*2-3 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
*1 lime + zest
*1/4 cup lime juice
*2 TBSP fresh chopped cilantro
*2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
*1 tsp salt
*1 tsp brown sugar or honey
*1 tsp red chili flakes
*1/2 tsp ground cumin

In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, lime zest, EVOO, cilantro, garlic, salt, brown sugar, red chili flakes, and cumin.

Clean the chicken and remove any excess fat. Place the chicken in a large bowl or plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken and seal. Place in fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.


Once the chicken has marinated, pre-heat the grill, pan, or griddle to medium-high heat. Grill the chicken breasts for 5-10 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked through.


Remove the chicken from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes to keep the juices in. Slice, garnish with cilantro, and serve!


Baker Kella Notes:
Notes for THM – as is, this recipe is not on plan due to the brown sugar and/or honey. I would recommend creating a batch of approved on-plan brown sugar, found on Gwen’s Nest. This falls into the S-Meal Category.

I adapted this recipe from Layla at Gimme Delicious Food – check out her Grilled Chili Cilantro Lime Chicken  recipe here!



3 Comments Add yours

  1. emilee says:

    I’ll have to try this recipe it looks delicious!


  2. emilee says:

    Congratulations on 2 years!


  3. carylkane says:

    Congrats on 2 years! This recipe sounds YUM! 😉


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