A lime-tarragon marinade for juicy flavorful chicken pieces - moist and delicious. I like to marinate the pieces and cook them on the grill for a nice summer meal.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place olive oil, lime juice, onion, tarragon, salt, and hot sauce into a large, resealable plastic bag; shake to mix. Add chicken thighs, coat with marinade, squeeze out air, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate. Remove chicken from marinade, and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Grill chicken for about 30 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center. Chicken thighs don't dry out easily, so don't be afraid to cook them a bit longer if needed.

Nutrition Facts

418 calories; 33.8 g total fat; 94 mg cholesterol; 510 mg sodium. 2.3 g carbohydrates; 25.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2008
The whole family enjoyed this recipe. I combined everything in a freezer bag and froze it. When I was ready to grill I removed it from the freezer the night before to thaw. I added some of the juice from the marinade to my rice cooker for a flavorful rice dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/28/2013
Didn't love it...we did it baked..don't bake it. Would try it again on the grill but the hot sauce did not come through at all would double all ingredients and add a powdered spice that would help it come together Read More
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110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2008
The whole family enjoyed this recipe. I combined everything in a freezer bag and froze it. When I was ready to grill I removed it from the freezer the night before to thaw. I added some of the juice from the marinade to my rice cooker for a flavorful rice dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2008
The whole family enjoyed this recipe. I combined everything in a freezer bag and froze it. When I was ready to grill I removed it from the freezer the night before to thaw. I added some of the juice from the marinade to my rice cooker for a flavorful rice dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
This was great for chicken kabobs. I used half the amount of olive oil 1 Tbsp. of dried minced onion Frank's red hot and let this marinate 24 hours. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2008
We made this on our new George Foreman grill as it is too cold outside. Made per recipe and it came out great. The lime juice made it. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
This was a big hit at a recent pot-luck. I doubled the recipe but my husband thought that the oil didn't need to be doubled since it flared up on the grill. I used organic chicken thighs and made extra for leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2012
We really liked the flavor of this chicken. I think using fresh lime juice is the key. I'm also thinking next time I make it I just might use fresh tarragon. The smell of this dish was fantastic! We will have this again I'm sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2010
Really enjoyed this recipe exactly as is. Was tempted to add garlic but was glad I didn't. Lime/tarragon combo is a unique delicious flavour. Used freshly squeezed lime juice don't know if it makes that much difference. Also used skinless boneless thighs. Will definitely make again. Thanks Cindy B! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
This recipe was good baked too. It had a great taste to it. I wasn't really into tarragon before but this recipe made me a fan of it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
This was good but as usual I didnt have enough time to marinade this as long as I should have... Everyone liked it still! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
Great chicken dish! I used boneless skinless thighs and will try it with boneless skinless breasts next time. I may add a bit of chopped garlic to the marinade but otherwise I wouldn't change anything. It was excellent! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/28/2013
Didn't love it...we did it baked..don't bake it. Would try it again on the grill but the hot sauce did not come through at all would double all ingredients and add a powdered spice that would help it come together Read More
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