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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

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.

Notes

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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3 Comments

  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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