Grilled Chile-Lime Chicken


2  teaspoons grated lime peel
1/4  cup lime juice
2  tablespoons olive or canola oil
2  tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2  teaspoon sugar
1/2  teaspoon salt
1  small jalapeño chile, seeded, finely chopped
1  clove garlic, finely chopped
4  boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/4 lb)

To make marinade, in shallow glass or plastic dish, or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients except chicken.

Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick. Add chicken to marinade; turn to coat. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 24 hours.

Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Cover and grill chicken over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).

NOTE:  Because everything is fresh, it is naturally gluten free.  This is an excellent dish that you can marinate and freeze, for a quick meal later on.

I found this recipe on by Eat Better America.  Yummm!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. pamasaurus says:

    I might have to make this next week! I love the chili-lime flavor combination 😀 This could be delicious with a dash of honey as well!


    1. Me too! Oooh, yes, a dash of honey would be great! Please let me know after you make it!


      1. pamasaurus says:

        I definitely will!


      2. pamasaurus says:

        So, I made this last night (with a few small changes, including subbing honey for the sugar) and it was yuuuuuuuum. Do you mind if I post it on my blog if I link back to your post?


      3. Oh awesome! I am glad it turned out yumm! That would be great, please share………we all need good food!!! 🙂


      4. pamasaurus says:

        Ok, I’ll be posting it Monday or Wednesday 😀


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