Grilled Lime Chicken is easy to make with a fun marinade made from frozen limeade. It is a short marinade and tastes so good when grilled!
Last weekend, Jason was grilling like crazy (remember when he grills, he grills a lot so we don’t have to do much cooking throughout the week). The delicious smells from the grill must have been too much for them, and they opened their window three times to ask what we were grilling now. When you grill for several hours like that, it smells up the entire neighborhood and the neighbors must have been just drooling. The smells are so incredible that I want to take samples out to everyone!
Chicken Breasts – These are always going to come out as the healthier chicken choice but comes with the risk of them drying out a bit. One good tip is to pound them down to make them a bit more thin. The thinner meat is more manageable when grilling.
Chicken Thighs – Chicken thighs are chock full of flavor and stay juicy, but the darker meat just isn’t as good for you. If I do use the thighs, I usually grill the boneless, skinless cuts.
This recipe is about as easy as it gets!
Step One: Combine the limeade, brown sugar and ketchup in a Ziploc bag. Reserve half in a bowl for basting later on.
Step Two: Add the chicken to the marinade, seal the bag, place it inside a bowl in the refrigerator for 30 – 60 minutes. Swish the marinade around to make sure that the chicken is completely covered.
🔥 Grilling Instructions
Step One: Set up the grill for direct heat and bring the temperature to 350 degrees.
I have been using GrillGrates recently. They sit right on top of the grilling grate, but they focus the heat onto the fins that hold up the chicken. That leaves some gorgeous sear marks!
The design also minimizes flare ups as it slows down any dripping into the coals.
Step Two: Grill each side for about seven minutes. Check a few of the pieces of chicken to make sure they have reached 165 degrees.
Recommended Side Dishes
So my first choice would be a margarita!
Grilled Brussel Sprout Kabobs – These are easy to make and grill extremely fast. They will be ready about the same time as your chicken.
Grilled Parsnips – The preparation for these couldn’t be any easier! A quick slice and a light coating of olive oil, and you’ll have a tasty side dish in just a few minutes!
Grilled Lime Chicken Recipe
- 8 Chicken Breasts boneless, skinless
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 6 oz Limeade Concentrate thawed
- 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 3 tbsp Ketchup
Prepare the Marinade
- Combine limeade, brown sugar and ketchup in a bowl and mix
- Pour half of the limeade mixture into a Ziploc bag. Add the chicken breasts and marinade in fridge for one hour. Reserve the remaining mixture for brushing on at the end.
Grill the Chicken
- Preheat the grill for 375 degrees
- Remove the chicken from the marinade and sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Grill chicken breasts for 5-8 minutes for each side
- Brush the chicken with the reserved limeade mixture during the last few minutes of grilling
- Remove when the chicken reaches 165 degrees