An easy recipe for Cilantro Thai Chicken that's perfect for busy weeknights.

Easy Cilantro Thai Chicken

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!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Thai
Keyword chicken, cilantro
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 279kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 2 large garlic cloves coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 10 boneless skinless chicken tenders, thawed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • lime wedges for serving


  • 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