Citrus Cilantro Chicken Recipe ~ Grain Free Gluten Free

I’m always looking for new recipes and ways to cook chicken so my family doesn’t say oh no chicken again, hah! This citrus cilantro chicken recipe is just the ticket this time of year! Of course my recipes have to be grain free and gluten free whenever possible. I love citrus and tropical flavors, especially this time of year, and cilantro is one of my all time favorite foods. In my opinion it makes everything taste better! This started out as a lime chicken, but I only had 1 lime, so I had to improvise. I had plenty of oranges and lemons, so I decided to mix it up a bit with the citrus flavors.

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Citrus Cilantro Chicken Recipe~ Grain Free Gluten Free

Linette Gerlach
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • about 1 pound of chicken breast tenders about 1 to 1 1/2 inch wide strips
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 small orange
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon clarified butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • cayenne pepper
  • cumin


  • Place the clarified butter and coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Spread the chicken tenders across the bottom of the skillet
  • While the chicken is cooking, mince the garlic and zest about 1/4 teaspoon from each of the citrus fruits.
  • Juice the orange, lemon and lime and set the juice aside.
  • Turn the chicken and keep cooking until it is almost cooked through, then add the garlic and zest.
  • If you like it a little spicy sprinkle the chicken with cayenne pepper and cumin.
  • Once the chicken is cooked pour in the citrus juice and let the mixture simmer for a couple more minutes before removing from the heat.
  • Serve topped with the cilantro.

I’m following the Whole 30 program during the month of January and this citrus cilantro chicken recipe is one of my favorite go to recipes. You can follow along and find more gluten free, grain free recipes here: My Whole 30 Menus and Experience. I also shared the recipe for the green beans with mushrooms and onions recipe¬†and how to make clarified butter.

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