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Two pieces of cilantro lime chicken on blue plate with mango salsa.

cilantro lime chicken with mango salsa


Bursting with flavours, this easy-to-make recipe will soon become one of your favourites.  


1 and a half pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 cup orange juice

1/3 cup olive oil

1/3 cup lime juice

1-1/2 tsp. lime zest

1 tbsp. honey or brown sugar

1 and 1/2 tsp. ground cumin

2 tbsp. teriyaki sauce

2 tsp. minced garlic

1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Finely chop cilantro and garlic by hand or in small food processor.
  2. In a glass bowl, mix chopped cilantro, garlic, olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, lime zest, honey, cumin, teriyaki sauce. Mix well.
  3. Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts to 3/4" thickness.
  4. Place chicken breasts in glass container with marinade and turn over several times to coat the chicken.
  5. Cover and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  6. Heat frying pan over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp. of olive oil.
  7. Remove chicken from the marinade and place in frying pan.
  8. Cook for 7-9 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through.
  9. While chicken is cooking, brush with reserved marinade throughout cooking time.


  • use fresh limes
  • if using frozen chicken breasts, be sure to pat dry before adding to marinade
  • if you're not a fan of cilantro, you can easily substitute Italian parsley
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner Recipes
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 405
  • Sugar: 6.5 g
  • Sodium: 240.4 mg
  • Fat: 23.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 39.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 124.1 mg

Keywords: Chicken, Dinner Recipe, BBQ Recipe