Margarita's International Recipes


Lime and cilantro chicken

This is a very simple and tasty dish with pure Mediterranean flavors.

Lime and cilantro chicken


  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. lime zest, grated
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2-3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs


Put the garlic, lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor, mini chopper or blender, and process until well blended.

Put the chicken pieces into a large plastic bag. Pour marinade on top, seal, mix well and let marinate in the refrigerator for 3 hours.

Preheat broiler. Place chicken parts on the broiler pan and broil until ready, 8-10 minutes, turning once.

Adapted from a recipe at the Makrigialos White Houses website.

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