1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 serrano chili, minced
1/2 cup grapeseed or neutral oil

Combine all ingredients in a jug and whisk together.  To get a more cohesive mixture, use a blender or an immersion blender to whip this together.

Pour over the protein of choice such as chicken, beef, pork, fish or shrimp and allow to marinate for up to two hours before grilling, roasting or pan searing.

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 This marinade doubles as a great salad dressing or dipping sauce.  

Mom's Pineapple Bake Recipe, Noreen's Kitchen

We love grilling. We do it all year round but especially a lot in the summer months. Chicken on the grill is a staple in our house and just about once a week we grill off several chicken breasts to have on hand for the week and use for snacks, salads and main dishes. Today I am sharing a delicious option for that chicken. This cilantro and lime marinated chicken is so delicious and so versatile! A simple, and quick soak in this blend will not only tenderize the meat but give it an amazing flavor that you are going to love! Get ready for summer with this fantastic option!


I started this out by butterflying an entire family size tray of boneless skinless chicken breasts. I take time to trim them well to get all the nobbly bits off of them and make them beautiful. Then we mix up this simple marinate that is packed with powerful flavor! I start off by squeezing enough limes to get about 1/2 cup of juice. Don't toss those lime shells! Pop them in a large zip lock bag along with the chicken! The lime shells will add even more flavor during the marination process.

Cilantro & LIme Marinated Chicken

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1 Cup good quality mayonnaise
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground paprika

1 teaspoon chili powder

Along with the lime juice I add a bit of vegetable oil, a lot of fresh, chopped cilantro, fresh minced garlic, some sliced green or spring onions and some spices. I like to use salt, ground cumin and smoked paprika. I also tossed in a couple of very spicy Serrano chilies that I removed the ribs and seeds from but were so hot that I decided to only quarter them and put them in the bag with the chicken. You can alternatively mince a jalapeno or if you are not a fan of chili heat, simply leave them out. Toss in a bit of bell pepper if you like to lend the flavor but not the heat. Everything then gets tossed into the bag with the chicken. Seal it up well and try to get all the air out the best that you can. Then start smooshing! Yes that is a technical culinary term. Smoosh away to distribute all the ingredients. When you are satisfied that everything has come to the party and is meeting each other, leave this in your fridge for at least an hour but no more than over night. The lime juice is super acidic and if you leave it too long it will begin to sort of cook the protein and make it mushy and taste odd when cooked on the grill. Just be mindful. Then you can grill to your heart's content. This was served on a bed of tomato rice pilaf and topped with the delicious peach and pineapple salsa we made in a previous video. This is also great for quick tacos, salads, sandwiches or snacks throughout the week. This marinade is great for chicken but is also wonderful for pork, beef, fish and seafood! I would use this to season up a chuck roast or pork shoulder, some salmon, cod or halibut or even fresh jumbo shrimp or scallops would benefit from a short (very short) bath in this delicious marinade! I hope you consider giving this fabulous cilantro and lime marinade a try sometime soon and I hope you love it! Happy Eating!


Cilantro & Lime Marinated Chicken

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