Key Lime Grilled Chicken

Key Lime Grilled Chicken – seriously THE BEST grilled chicken breast recipe! Chicken marinated overnight in vegetable oil, key lime juice, salt, paprika, basil, onion powder, thyme, and garlic. This chicken is so tender and juicy. Tastes great leftover too!! We always double the recipe! Everyone asks for the recipe! SO YUM! LOVE this easy grilled chicken breast recipe! 

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Key Lime Marinade for Chicken

Grilled Chicken is a favorite at our house. I am always thinking of new flavor combinations for marinades. This Key Lime marinade is a favorite! The chicken is so tender and juicy and tastes great! It is packed full of flavor from lots of herbs and has a little tanginess from the key lime juice. It is ridiculously good!

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How to Grill Chicken

This chicken is very easy to make. Start with pounding the chicken breasts to an even thickness. Gently pound the chicken with a meat mallet until it is all the same thickness. Pounding the chicken will ensure that the chicken cooks evenly and you don’t have a piece of half juicy and half dry chicken.

Once the chicken has been pounded, place it in a gallon ziplock bag, and prepare the marinade. Whisk together canola oil, key lime juice, salt, paprika, garlic, basil, onion, and thyme. Pour the marinade over the chicken and let it marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

About an hour before you cook the chicken, take it out of the marinade and let it drain. This will help prevent any flareups on the grill from the oil in the marinade. Prepare the grill and cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

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What to Serve with Key Lime Grilled Chicken

This Key Lime Grilled Chicken was a huge hit at our house. This makes a lot of chicken. Leftovers are great in a wrap or on top of a salad. We like to serve this chicken with some pasta, rice, asparagus. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this grilled chicken:

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Key Lime Grilled Chicken

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Key Lime Grilled Chicken – seriously THE BEST grilled chicken breast recipe! Chicken marinated overnight in vegetable oil, key lime juice, salt, paprika, basil, onion powder, thyme, and garlic. This chicken is so tender and juicy. Tastes great leftover too!! We always double the recipe! Everyone asks for the recipe! SO YUM! LOVE this easy grilled chicken breast recipe! 

Ingredients:

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup key lime juice
  • 1 Tbs salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions:

  • Pound chicken to an even thickness. Place in a ziplock bag.
  • Mix together oil, key lime juice, salt, paprika, basil, onion powder, thyme, and garlic powder. Pour mixture over chicken and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Remove chicken from marinade 1 hour before cooking.
  • Prepare grill. Cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Notes:

Can use any cut of chicken you prefer – breasts, tenderloins, thighs,
Can use bone-in chicken, you will just need to adjust the cooking time.
Use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 165ºF.
To cook the chicken without a grill, pan sear the breasts on both side for 3 to 4 minutes. Place chicken on a baking pan and cook at 400ºF for 10 minutes.

Steph

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