Want a change from grilled BBQ chicken? Try this Lime Herb Chicken Marinade for something new!
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 – Tasty Grilled Chicken
Lime Herb Chicken Marinade
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||12 minutes|
|Total time||27 minutes|
|Meal type||Lunch, Main Dish|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot|
- 1 - 3lb. bag boneless skinless chicken thighs (trim off fat)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 Large lime juice (about 3 Tablespoons)
- 3 Large garlic cloved (minced)
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon dry oregano
- 1/2 heaped teaspoon coarse sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground rosemary (substitute with heaping teaspoon of fresh chopped rosemary)
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.
|Place defrosted and trimmed boneless chicken into a large resealable bag. In a small bowl, mix together all the remaining 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.|