Dennis’ Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

Yield: 4 servings

Chef: Dennis Cakebread

Dennis’ Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken


  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts (skin optional), sliced into 2″ strips
  • 1½ c. olive oil
  • 1½ c. fresh squeezed lime juice, plus zest of 2 limes
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 or 2 bunches (to taste) of Cilantro, well washed and chopped
  • 2 T. paprika


Combine olive oil, lime juice and lime zest in a large plastic bag. Seal, and shake vigorously to emulsify. Add onion, cilantro and paprika. Reserve 1 c. of the marinade to spoon onto chicken after cooking. Add chicken to bag, and marinate for ½ to 1 hour. Tip: Don’t leave too long as the lime juice will begin to cook the chicken. Grill chicken over indirect heat to cook the chicken and retain moisture, about 3 minutes on each side, then finish over high heat to char. Serve with reserved marinade.

Enjoy with a glass of Cakebread Cellars Vin de Porche rose.