Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs

Barbeque, Chicken


12-18 boneless skinless chicken thighs

4 limes zested & juiced

3/4 cup cilantro leaves & stems roughly chopped

½ cups EVOO

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp cumin

1 teaspoon kosher or coarse seasalt

1 teaspoon freshly grated black pepper

extra cilantro for garnish


Trim any fat from the chicken thighs and place in a 1-gallon freezer bag.

To the bowl of a food processor, add the lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, olive oil, honey, cumin, salt and pepper and whiz to combine, about 30 seconds. Reserve ¼ of the marinade and pour the rest into the bag with the chicken and refrigerate for 30 minutes up to overnight.

Prepare a grill on medium high, leaving one side of the grill on low or off. Grill the chicken for about 14 minutes, turning often. Once each side has seared, if the chicken pieces seem to be getting too charred, move the chicken pieces to the cooler side of the grill to cook.

Serve with lime wedges and additional cilantro and drizzle the ¼ cup reserved marinade before serving