This marinated grilled chicken is not only fast and easy, it's also budget-friendly and kid-approved! Serve with lime wedges and pico de gallo.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Whisk lime juice, cilantro, garlic salt, and black pepper together in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add chicken; toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator, 30 minutes to overnight.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Remove chicken from marinade and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.

  • Cook chicken on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until no longer pink at the bone and juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

It's not necessary to use a whole chicken. You can use only legs and thighs to save money or whatever your local supermarket has on sale that week! This is great for skirt steak and pork as well!

Marinating is not necessary if you are in a hurry; just toss your chicken in the mixture and place on the grill.

If you do not have a grill, bake chicken in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until no longer pink at the bone and juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; 9.6 g total fat; 114 mg cholesterol; 1925 mg sodium. 4.3 g carbohydrates; 37.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2014
I use blsl chicken breasts and marinaded them for 24 hours. The only change I made was to add sliced onions to the marinade. This is easy to make and the lime flavor comes through well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/17/2015
not very tasteful Read More
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79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2014
I use blsl chicken breasts and marinaded them for 24 hours. The only change I made was to add sliced onions to the marinade. This is easy to make and the lime flavor comes through well. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2016
I made some changes to the original recipe and thought I would pass them along. I added 1cup of EVOO to help prevent the chicken from sticking to the grill. I also added the zest of 2 limes making sure not to get any of the white part in. I added some minced garlic (about 2 cloves) and some chopped onions and reduced the pepper to 2 tsp (based off of some other reviews). Marinated for 2 hours and grilled AMAZING! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2015
Holy Pepper!! The pepper overwhelmed my husband and I. I used 4 chicken breasts. I was wondering if 2 tablespoons is supposed to be 2 teaspoons. I will def make again with less pepper I could taste the lime and cilantro flavoring and just know it would have been delicious if not over powered. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2016
We made this with flat iron steak and it was delicious! We used the steak in tortillas with lettuce/tomato/cheese/sour cream for garnish. Next day we had it over rice with guacamole/lettuce/tomato. Then we used it up by making taco salads! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2016
I added a little tequila. Was fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/29/2016
No offence but this is barely a recipe. It's basically chicken with lime squirted on it. I'm sure it's good though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2016
Awesome tasting chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2016
I followed the recipe exactly except I just made 3 large breasts. I marinated them for about 24 hours and then grilled them. I had a little leftover and sliced it up for chicken nachos the next day. It was excellent and simple to prepare. I will use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2016
Instead of a whole chicken I used chicken breasts. I will make it again and again and again. Great. Read More
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