Grilled Garlic Lime Chicken

by Melissa on September 6, 2010

I know the weather is getting cooler and fall is just around the corner, but I plan to take advantage of the final days of summer and use my grill as much as I can! I have made this recipe many, many times this summer, and it is always delicious!  The garlic and lime in the marinade combine to create a tangy and flavorful chicken breast that is anything but boring. Add this to your menu this week, while the weather is still warm!

Grilled Garlic Lime Chicken

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or 8 skinless chicken thighs)

In a shallow dish combine garlic, lime zest and juice, oil and salt. Whisk with a fork to combine. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet until they are of even thickness and cut each breast in half, giving you four pieces of chicken.  Add the chicken to the dish, turning to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.

Preheat the grill to medium-high and lightly oil the grates. Grill the chicken for 3-5 minutes per side, depending on thickness.  The chicken is done when the internal temp reaches 165 degrees and the juices run clear.

Source: Adapted from The Thin Chef

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Katie September 6, 2010 at 2:31 pm

So glad you like the recipe, Melissa! I hope to keep grilling well into the fall…but here in Florida, it’s never really *not* grilling season. :) Happy last days of summer!

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Melissa September 6, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Thank you Katie! In New England, there is a definite “grilling season”, and it is rapidly coming to an end!

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