Grilled Chile-Lime Chicken

Grilled Chile-Lime Chicken

A lime and chili marinade is the secret to this juicy and flavorful chicken.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

2
teaspoons grated lime peel
1/4
cup lime juice
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2
teaspoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
small jalapeño chile, seeded, finely chopped
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/4 lb)
  1. To make marinade, in shallow glass or plastic dish, or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients except chicken.
  2. Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick. Add chicken to marinade; turn to coat. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 24 hours.
  3. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Cover and grill chicken over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
If you don’t care for the taste of cilantro in the marinade, try using chopped fresh parsley instead.
Success
To use the leftover marinade as a sauce, boil it for 1 minute to destroy any bacteria that may have been transferred to it from the chicken.
Time Saver
No time to make the marinade? Purchase a tequila lime marinade to use instead.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 175
    • (Calories from Fat 65 ),
  • Total Fat 7 g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 g,),
  • Cholesterol 75 mg;
  • Sodium 140 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 27 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 4 Lean Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.