Want a change from grilled BBQ chicken? Try this Lime Herb Chicken Marinade for something new!

Lime Herb Chicken Marinade

Before I share this recipe, I have to admit that this recipe was a total accident and started with a bag of defrosted chicken in the fridge. I wanted to make Greek chicken but had no lemons and did not want to make a market run.

Hmm…what to do?

A quick scan of my fridge revealed leftover limes from the fish tacos we had the night before, so those would have to do. I added the limes to an olive oil mixture, marinaded the chicken overnight, and threw it on the grill for a deliciously tasty chicken!

Lime herb chicken marinade

Lime Herb Chicken Marinade – Tasty Grilled Chicken

Lime Herb Chicken Marinade

Lime Herb Chicken Marinade

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Change up your chicken flavor with this fresh and bright lime herb chicken marinade.


  • 1 - 3lb. bag boneless skinless chicken thighs (trim off fat)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Large lime juiced (about 3 Tablespoons)
  • 3 Large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dry oregano
  • 1/2 heaped teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • Optional - 1/2 teaspoon ground rosemary (substitute with heaping teaspoon of fresh chopped rosemary)


Place defrosted and trimmed boneless chicken into a large resealable bag. In a small bowl, mix together all the marinade ingredients. Add this mixture to the chicken. Press out the air from the bag and seal. Let this marinate a minimum of 4 hours or up to 24 hours. Grill for about 10 - 12 minutes or when the internal temperature reaches 165°F.


Make sure the chicken thighs are fully defrosted before adding marinating. If short on marinade time, use a fork and poke holes in the thighs before marinating.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 459Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 277mgSodium: 579mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 55g

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  1. This is definitely one great and happy accident. We tried your lime herb chicken marinade and it was totally fab. Everyone loved it. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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