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Cilantro chicken grilled with grille veggie skewers
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Cilantro Chicken and Veggie Skewers

Cilantro Chicken is a simple chicken recipe made with a few ingredients. It has a fresh lemony flavor and makes for an easy tasty summetime grilling recipe.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 219kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


Cilantro Chicken

  • 4 6 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • 2 tablespoons oil olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Veggie Skewers

  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup assorted bell peppers sliced
  • 1/2 zucchini sliced
  • 1/2 yellow squash sliced


  • Pat chicken dry and pound chicken if some parts are too thick. Combine all ingredients in a bowl or freezer bag. Add chicken and toss well to combine. Marinate for at least 30 minute or up to 3 days in advance.
  • Preheat grill to medium high heat. Place chicken on the grill for 5-7 minutes. Flip over and cook until juices run dry, approximately 5-7 more minutes.
  • Place the veggie skewers on the grill, and cook until the vegetables have softened and browned slightly around the edges, approximately 5-7 minutes per side.
  • Serve the chicken with the veggie skewers and any other sides, if desired.


Storage: Store any leftovers or uncooked chicken and vegetables in an airtight container, or FoodSaver vacuum system, if you have one! They will last up to 4 days.
Freezing Instructions: You can freeze the marinated chicken, but I would not recommend freezing the vegetables since they will retain a lot of water and not grill properly. Thaw chicken in the fridge overnight and then grill per the instructions.
Serving Size: One serving is a chicken breast with one veggie skewer.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 633mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 42.8mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.8mg