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Lime Herb Chicken Recipe
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Lime Herb Chicken Recipe

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“This is a tangy recipe for chicken,” writes Jennifer Partin of Repton, Alabama. “The lime juice is key.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 2/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Pour 1 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; marinate for 15 minutes. Set aside remaining marinade for basting.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 40-45 minutes or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with 1/2 cup reserved marinade. Brush remaining marinade over chicken just before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lime Herb Chicken in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p43

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2012

"Delicious! I was pleasantly surprised at how much flavor was in this chicken. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

"Great flavor! Perfect for summer-time grilling."

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"I had to make this with lemon juice, as I was out of lime juice, but the results were wonderful! Looking forward to trying it with lime juice in the near future!"

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2010

"I don't have a grill so I baked this in a roasting pan. It came out just like the pic and tasted very flavorful but I really want to try it again once I have a grill."

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2010

"My family loves this recipe. The second time I made it though I marinated it an hour or two and I liked it even better."

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