Cilantro Grilled Chicken Breast

Total Time:
35 min
25 min
10 min

2 servings

  • 1 pound (2 large breasts) boneless skinless chicken breast, butterflied
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro Herb Butter, recipe follows
  • Fresh parsley, optional, for garnish

Preheat a grill or grill pan over high heat.

Lightly coat chicken with oil and sprinkle each evenly on both sides with the salt and pepper. Grill chicken breasts for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until thoroughly cooked; the meat should be solid white throughout and the internal temperature will read 165 degrees F. Remove from grill and immediately top with cilantro herb butter. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve as butter is melting.

Cilantro Butter:

Scampi Butter, recipe follows

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Follow the scampi butter recipe, but use only half of the garlic, and replace the parsley with 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro.

Yield: 12 servings

Scampi Butter (Base):

1/4 pound unsalted butter, softened

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons minced red onion

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Dash white pepper

Dash Worcestershire sauce

1 lemon, juiced

1 tablespoon white wine

In a bowl, whisk all ingredients until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate until ready to use. Use the Scampi "base" to make different flavored butters.

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This photo does NOT do the meal justice. I made it last night. It was so colorful, gorgeous and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 8 & 7 yr old assisted me the cilantro recipe and they love this meal!! They want to make it all the time!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG I will make this often! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought it was delicious! I'm 23 and have been cooking since I was 10. All the flavors blended excellently. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Totally agree with the other reviewers! The picture looks boring, but the dish was delish! What a great and easy way to grill chicken. I will be making that amazing herb butter again. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Due to the weather not cooperating for bbq, I pan seared the chicken breasts in some olive oil. I then turned off the heat, topped them with the cilantro butter and covered with a lid for about 1-2 minutes. The butter combined with the juices from the chicken and made a wonderful sauce to spoon over the brown basmati rice and fresh asparagus I was serving them with. I think the butter would also be delicious on a meaty fish such as grouper or tuna... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! So simple but so much flavor and perfectly balanced! I served corn on the side with this and the juices ran into it, next time I'll do that on purpose because it was sublime. Just perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this for dinner along with brown rice and blueberry mango and spinach salad. It was delicious! (I only had chicken thighs but I think it was fine, even juicer then chicken breasts I bet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so delicious! We served it with red rice and it was AMAZING! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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