This recipe screams summer to me. The chicken is bright green from the cilantro and lime marinade and the strawberries add a pop of red to your plate and bring along their own bright sweetness.


Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs with Strawberry Salsa


Chicken marinade

  • 1 c packed cilantro
  • 1 large green onion
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 -3 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Strawberry Salsa

  • 1 1/2 lb fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1 lb fresh tomatoes, seeded, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • ½ c cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt


Chicken marinade

  1. Add all of the ingredients, minus the chicken, into a blender, blend until smooth, toss with the chicken thighs, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, overnight is best.

Strawberry salsa

  1. While the grill is heating up mix together all of the salsa ingredients, mix and set aside until ready to serve.

To grill

  1. Cook the chicken on a grill, cooking time will vary depending on your heat, cook the chicken until a thermometer reads an internal temperature of 160F, as it sits it will continue to cook and come up to 165F.
  2. Serve the chicken with a heaping amount of strawberry salsa.

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