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Cilantro-Lime Chicken Breasts (Easy Weeknight Dinner!)

Juicy chicken breasts with a blend of garlic and tangy flavors with a hint of honey! This recipe will be delicious on top of rice, in your bowls, burritos, tacos and salads! It's a perfect busy weeknight dinner that you can make extras of for lunch the next day!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken breast, chicken recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Winnie Liong


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes


  • Preheat oven to 425F and prepare a baking pan.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together olive oil, honey, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, cumin, salt and red pepper flakes. Place chicken breasts into bowl to marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  • Preheat pan to medium heat with olive oil. Place chicken breasts onto pan and cook until the outsides are browned. Add more of the sauce as needed.
  • Transfer to baking pan and bake for 6-8 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken is no longer pink inside. I usually cut open the thickest chicken breast to check for doneness! Top with fresh cilantro and red pepper flakes!