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Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

This grilled cilantro lime chicken is juicy and flavorful and topped with a spicy, sweet peach pico de gallo! Perfect for summer nights.
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Ingredients

cilantro lime chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

peach pico de gallo

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 peach, diced
  • 1 shallot. diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, freshly juiced
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions 

cilantro lime chicken

  • Place the chicken in a bowl, baking dish or resealable bag.
  • Combine the cilantro lime juice, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, pepper flakes and olive oil in a blender until combined. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Let it marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  • Preheat the grill to high for at least 10 minutes. I like mine around 500 or 550 degrees!
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and let any excess drip off. Place the chicken on the grates and grill for 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • While the chicken grills, I also like to throw some corn on the cob directly on the grill. I grill it for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes then slice it and serve with the peach pico on top.

peach pico de gallo

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined. You can make this a day ahead of time - it’s great even if it sits for 10 to 15 minutes!
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