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Grilled Key Lime Chicken

  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: varies
  • Total Time: vaires
  • Yield: 5-6 servings. 1x


  • 15 chicken tenderloins or 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup key lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Place chicken in a gallon sized ziplock bag.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together oil, key lime juice, salt, paprika, basil, onion powder, thyme, and garlic powder. Pour mixture in the bag with the chicken. Seal  and refrigerate for 4 hours for tenderloins or 8 hours for breasts. Remove chicken from marinade 1 hour before cooking.
  3. Grill the  chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF. If using tenderloins it only takes 2 minutes per side. Serves 5-6.
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American
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