Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Grilled Garlic-Lime Chicken

This is a fantastic way to do up some chicken.  I love how the outside grills up so nice from the little bit of extra virgin olive oil, it really helps create a beautiful coloring on the chicken.  It also helps sear in all the juices so that the chicken stays perfectly moist throughout the inside.  And lets not overlook the fact that this chicken is extremely versatile, it can be eaten alone with a potato, chopped up in a salad, as a sandwich, diced up for nachos or even a burrito.  The possibilities are endless and all up to you.  No matter what you do with it, it will stand out above the rest with it's delicious flavoring and proper cooking.  Two essentials when it comes to having some chicken for dinner.

zest and juice from 2 large limes
2 T. of extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. of dried crushed basil
sea salt and lots of fresh cracked pepper
3 small garlic cloves (minced)
4 boneless/ skinless chicken breasts

-Preheat your grill to a medium-high heat.  Combine the lime zest, lime juice, e.v.o., basil, salt, pepper and garlic in a small bowl.  Brush both sides of the chicken with it and toss it onto the top rack of your grill.  Grill for about 10-15 minutes (depending on thickness-mine were super thick and I did 15 minutes), then flip and brush again with the lime oil.  Grill for another 15-20 minutes more, flipping and brushing with lime oil too.  Serves 4.  Enjoy!


  1. superb sharing and delicious look ...

  2. :) Well, thank you Indian Fashion :)