Spicy Grilled Cilantro Garlic Chicken

Today is Day 2 of our Whole 30 and I’m scouring cookbooks (you can find my favorite Whole30 cookbook here) and websites for new recipes. I’ll also be creating my own, ’cause that’s what I do. 😉

A few years ago, we discovered a recipe that we loved- Garlic Cilantro Ribs. I was craving that flavor the other night but we didn’t have any ribs on hand, so instead, I made it using chicken that we had in the freezer.

The recipe for Spicy Grilled Cilantro Garlic Chicken is super easy if you like to grill. If not, I am sure you could throw it in the slow cooker for 6-8 hours on low and it would be just as yummy.

Spicy Grilled Garlic Cilantro Chicken

Spicy Grilled Cilantro Garlic Chicken
Recipe type: main
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 Tbs. Sriacha (rooster) sauce- use Cholula if doing Paleo or Whole 30
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup olive or avocado oil
  • 1 cup soy sauce (use 4 TBS coconut aminos instead if following Paleo or Whole30)
  • 4 pounds bone-in chicken (we used leg/thigh quarters)
  1. Blend all marinade ingredients until smooth. Pour into a gallon size ziploc bag and add chicken. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, turning every 30 minutes or so.
  2. Grill chicken over medium heat until they reach an internal temperature of 165, about 45 minutes.

Just remember to allow enough time for the marinade. We didn’t do it quite long enough last week but it was still yummy.

If you’re doing a Whole 30, how’s it going? I’d love to hear in the comments!

About Kelli Hays

Kelli Hays is a wife, mother, writer, and friend. She has been blogging since 2008 and loves sharing inspiration for the everyday woman!


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