This Cilantro Thai Chicken is a delicious and flavorful main dish that is quick and easy to prepare. I love serving it with my Pad Thai Fried Rice!

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Cilantro Thai Chicken Recipe that can be made in the over or grill!

I’m all about easy Thai recipes this week! Earlier this week I shared with you my Pad Thai Fried Rice recipe, and today I am sharing the perfect accompaniment to that dish – Cilantro Thai Chicken!

This Thai Chicken recipe is not only super easy to make, but bursting with some of my favorite flavors: cilantro, lime, and sesame seed oil! I like to marinate the chicken overnight in the refrigerator, but if you’re short on time, and hour is all you’ll need.

Ho to make Cilantro Thai Chicken

Cook’s Note – Cilantro Thai Chicken

  • Since it’s summertime and grilling season, feel free to throw this Thai chicken on the grill! You’ll want to cook it on medium heat until it turns light golden brown in color and the interior temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • If you like your Thai food a bit on the spicy side, then add 1-2 Tablespoons of chili garlic sauce to the marinade.

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Cook’s Tools – Cilantro Thai Chicken

A food processor   Ziploc storage bags  A baking sheet   One instant read thermometer

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An easy weeknight meal of Cilantro Thai Chicken and Pad Thai Fried Rice!

An easy recipe for Cilantro Thai Chicken that's perfect for busy weeknights.
4.84 from 6 votes

Easy Cilantro Thai Chicken

Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
5 servings
This Cilantro Thai Chicken is a delicious and flavorful main dish that is quick and easy to prepare. I love serving it with my Pad Thai Fried Rice!



  • MARINATE CHICKEN: Place garlic, cilantro, soy sauce, lime juice, and sesame oil in a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Place chicken in large zipper-top bag, and pour marinade into bag. Seal the bag, and shake until chicken is coated with marinade. Lay bag flat in refrigerator, and marinate for at least 1 hour, and up to overnight.
  • COOK CHICKEN: Move oven rack 4 inches from broiler, and preheat broiler. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil, and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Remove chicken from marinade and arrange in a single layer, spacing apart, on prepared baking sheet. Drizzle chicken with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Broil until browned and cooked through, about 10-14 minutes (all depending on your broiler). Internal temperature of chicken should register 165 degrees F on a meat thermometer. Let chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with lime wedges.


Serving: 2chicken tenders | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 52.7g | Fat: 7.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.3g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2.3mg

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  1. What gorgeous flavours! Always on the lookout for recipes that all the family would love and this sounds perfect – bookmarked to try later in the week, thanks!

  2. Katherine says:

    So many great Thai flavors make this chicken something really special!

  3. Beth Sachs says:

    Love the flavours in this easy chicken recipe. I served it with noodles and stir fry veg. The kids loved it!

  4. veenaazmanov says:

    My kids to love this flavorful chicken dish. Looks so yummy and best side dish option.

  5. This looks so delicious and yummy! I can’t wait to make this! My husband is going to love this!