Grilled Herb and Lime Chicken
Grilled Herb and Lime Chicken is the perfect dish to get grilling season started. Thin chicken breasts are marinated in a herb sauce with extra sauce used for finishing the dish. This is one of the easiest summer dishes that you can pair with your favorite side dishes.
I love cooking with herbs because it’s a healthy way to incorporate a lot of fresh flavor into a dish and in this dish. The chicken is marinated for no more than 2 hours in the sauce. Anytime you have citrus in a marinade, it is best to not marinade any meat or fish for more than 2 hours because it can start to ‘cook’ the meat and the meat with turn weird.
Half of the marinade is used and the other half is reserved for serving. Basil, cilantro and rosemary make this a bright and fresh sauce with a little sweetness from good honey.
Please do not ever use a marinade that has come in contact with raw meat, always discard after use.
As you’ve seen me do many times over the past 2 + years, I like to feature entire meals in my posts, like Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Skewers with Lemongrass Vegetable Noodle Salad. This gives you my readers, meal planning ideas and also makes for pretty and complete pictures so I’m not just posting a picture of one dish. On this occasion, I served the chicken alongside slow cooker carrots and crispy layered rosemary potatoes.
Another easy side which is also grilled, Grilled Parmesan Garlic and Basil Corn on the Cob.
What herbs are best for the sauce?
As you know, I like to give you options and there are those of you out there who just don’t like cilantro. No problem, use parsley instead. In fact, use any combination of herbs you like. I like mint and parsley, rosemary mint and parsley, whatever takes your fancy.
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6 Comments on “Grilled Herb and Lime Chicken”
It’s too cold here in Chicago to grill, so I made this sauce and served over pan fried salmon, so good! I can’t wait to uncover my grill and make the chicken.
I love serving the sauce with fish too. I’m glad you liked it.
I found this on Pinterest and made it last weekend, that sauce is so good I’m going to use it as a dip. I’m also going to try different herbs next time to change it up. Everyone loved it.
Looks great! SO delicious! Pinning!
This looks delicious! That sauce is amazing! I would love to try this over veggies too! Thanks for the fabulous recipe!
What a brilliant (not to mention tasty) way to make sure you get your five-a-day, Janette! Great idea! 🙂