Cilantro Lime Chicken Baked or Grilled

Cilantro Lime Chicken is one of my favorite dishes and it’s really simple to bake or grill.  This recipe doesn’t require a bunch of ingredients and at the right price, this is one meal you can serve to a lot of people on a budget.

Cilantro Lime Chicken

When making this Cilantro Lime Chicken recipe the first thing you’ll need of course is chicken. You can use whatever type of chicken you want, however I chose chicken leg quarters from Smart and Final.  These will actually go on sale for $0.79 a lb. starting May 1st.  This is a great time to stock up and freeze these.  Remember, stockpiling is one of best ways to save money.

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Now that we’ve got our chicken, we’ll also need a few other ingredients.   Most of the stuff I’m sure you’ll have on hand.

Cilantro Lime

To make this Cilantro Lime Marinade just throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blend.

Cilantro Lime

Then grab a storage bag and place your chicken leg quarters inside the storage bag and let them sit in the refrigerator for about 45 mins. 

Cilantro Lime Chicken

What I really like about this recipe is that you can bake it or grill it.

To Bake:  Dump all of the ingredients from the storage container in a casserole dish and bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.

Cilantro Lime Chicken

To Grill:  Grill over Medium-Low Heat for about 30-35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Whichever method you choose, to baked or grill the taste of your cilantro lime chicken will be scrumptious!

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Now just add some easy side dishes to this recipe.  You can add black beans and corn, spanish rice and even some tortillas to stretch the meal even further.  The possibilities are endless.   Here is the marinade recipe for the Cilantro Lime Chicken.  Enjoy!

Cilantro Lime Chicken Baked or Grilled Marinade

Serving Size: Marinade for 8 Chicken Leg Quarters


  • 8 Chicken Leg Quarters
  • Marinade Ingredients
  • 1/2 c. Lime Juice
  • 1 cup Cilantro
  • 10-12 cloves of garlic
  • 2 Tbs. Honey
  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  1. Throw all of the marinade ingredients into a blender and blend.
  2. Place chicken in storage bag along with marinade and let sit in refrigerator for about 45 mins.
  3. To Bake: Dump all of the ingredients from the storage container in a casserole dish and bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.
  4. To Grill: Grill over Medium-Low Heat for about 30-35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.

Disclosure:  “I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Smart & Final  #CBias #SocialFabric #ChooseSmart The recipe and opinions given are my own.”

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Gina is an overwhelmed mother of 4 children which includes twins. She often looks for ways to make life a little easier. When she's not chauffeuring her kids to school, cleaning the house or taking her kids to their activities, she finds her sanity though this blog and through social media. Her journey would not succeed without remembering to put Faith first, Family second and Work third.
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  1. Ok, so truth be told, I don’t prefer to buy leg quarters, BUT you have made this look so amazing — and knowing that they will be on sale at Smart & Final next week — has me totally wanting to try this. Now to decide if I want to bake or grill….hmmm…

  2. Smart and Final has the best deals on chicken, and since cilantro is so affordable, I am TOTALLY making this recipe this week. Thanks Gina!

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