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Pollo al Cilantro (Cilantro Chicken) served on a decorative plate next to a green salad.
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5 from 2 votes

Pollo al Cilantro

Pollo al Cilantro takes your dinner to a whole new level. Tender and delicious chicken marinated in a citrus cilantro dressing. It has tons of flavor and is perfect for the grill. 
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 425kcal


  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 lbs chicken boneless, thighs


  • In a small bowl, add the garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, cilantro, and lime juice.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Slowly drizzle in the olive oil to emulsify.
  • Coat the chicken with the marinade.
  • Marinade for 1 hour, up to overnight.
  • Add oil and heat grill.
  • Sear the chicken 4-5 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked.
  • Remove from pan and serve.



You can use any cut of chicken. Just know that you will need to adjust the cooking time.
You can also use 1 tsp garlic powder instead of fresh garlic.
Instead of whole oregano, use ¼ tspn ground oregano. 


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 652mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg