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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Cilantro-Lime Butter















Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


Cilantrolime butter
4 tablespoons butter
1 each limes
1 each shallots
3 each cilantro
½ teaspoon salt and black pepper
to taste
teaspoon cayenne pepper
Chicken and marinade
4 each chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless
with wings, skin and bones
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
1 each limes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ sprigs cilantro



Cream the butter.

Grate ½ teaspoon zest and squeeze 1½ teaspoons juice from the lime.

Beat zest and juice into the butter.

Peel, mince, and stir in the shallot.

Stir in the cilantro, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and cayenne pepper.

Transfer mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a 1-inch log; set aside.

Note: Can refrigerate butter overnight or freeze up to 1 month.

Chicken and Marinade:

Remove the top two thirds of each chicken wing, leaving the segment nearest the breast meat attached.

But off the knobby wing joints and scrape around the bones.

Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teasoon pepper.

Squeeze 2 tablespoons lime juice into a nonreactive baking dish .

Stir in oil and cilantro and turn to coast each side of chicken breasts in the marinade.

Set chicken aside at room temperature for 2 hours.

Note: Can cover and regrigerate overnight.


If the cilantro-lime butter has been refrigerated, bring it to room temperature.

Heat a grill, or adjust oven rack to high position and heat broiler.

Grill or broil the chicken breasts until the juices run clear when pierced in the thickest part of the breast, turning once, 7 to 8 minutes per side.

Serving: Transfer chicken breasts to warm dinner plates and top each with a tablespoon of the butter.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 148g (5.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 31261% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 55g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 3% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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