Grilled Lime Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
A wonderful citrusy marinade makes this grilled lime chicken tangy and tasty. A few hours before dinner, simply marinate the chicken for a fuss-free meal later on. —Lisa Dougherty, Vacaville, California
Grilled Lime Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place chicken in a shallow dish. Combine the lime juice, oil, onions, garlic, 2 tablespoons dill and pepper; pour over chicken and turn to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 2-4 hours.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium-hot heat for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until a thermometer reads 165°. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon dill.

Grilled Lime Chicken Tips

What should you serve with grilled lime chicken?

It doesn’t get any easier than a delicious grilled side dish! Consider pairing this chicken with classic potato salad, Mexican street corn or Mediterranean flavors.

How long can chicken marinate in lime?

Be sure to follow the recipe—in this case, marinate the chicken breasts for no more than a few hours. The acid in marinades (usually citrus, vinegar or wine) tenderizes the meat by breaking down its proteins. And yes, you can marinate a dish too long. Thin, delicate cuts such as fish fillets should marinate only 30 minutes. Large or tougher cuts of beef can soak in the marinade overnight. Get more tips about marinating.

How do you keep grilled chicken moist?

Be careful not to overcook the chicken.?Because chicken breast is naturally low in fat, it tends to dry out when overcooked. Keep an eye on the grill?and don't cook the chicken any longer than needed. Here’s everything you need to know about grilling chicken breasts.

Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Senior Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half: 127 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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