Recipe courtesy of George Stella

Cilantro Grilled Chicken Breast

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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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

Cilantro Butter:

Scampi Butter, recipe follows

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves

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


  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over high heat.
  2. 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:

Yield: 12 servings
  1. Follow the Scampi Butter recipe, but use only half of the garlic, and replace the parsley with 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro.

Scampi Butter (Base):

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