Lime Basil Grilled Chicken

Lime Basil Grilled Chicken, an all purpose recipe for summer salads, delicious sandwiches or wrap.

Do you need a fabulously flavored all purpose chicken recipe??  Whip up a batch of this Lime Basil Grilled Chicken and have it on hand to add to a salad for a quick, healthy meal or use it on a pretzel roll for a delicious sandwich.  My husband and I both loved it and it was so easy.

Delicious Lime Basil Grilled Chicken, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com
I have been a bit naughty this winter and I have the extra pounds to prove it.  Time to get back to my leaner eating and this recipe helps me.  Chicken breast can get dry and tough but this marinate keeps it moist and delicous.

Is there a certain herb you don’t like, this is easy enough to leave out or switch out ingredients to your preference.

Now on with the show…

Lime Basil Grilled Chicken Breast

Lime Basil Grilled Chicken Breast

An all around great chicken recipe to have ready for quick and easy meals.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice (approx. 1 large lime)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dry basil
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp mustard

Instructions

  1. Slice (if needed) chicken inside a freezer bag and pound then with a meat mallet or whatever you have. Which marinade ingredients together and pour over chicken in bag. Marinate chicken for 4 hours or overnight (I marinated them overnight), occasionally flip the bag over.
  2. Grill chicken (I prefer a Weber charcoal grill), or cook in 1Tbls of olive oil in a skillet on med high heat. Cook chicken for 3 - 5 minutes, flip over and cook other side for another 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove to cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  3. Add it salad, pasta, sandwiches etc.

Notes

Adapted from a recipe on Carlsbad Cravings http://www.carlsbadcravings.com/all-purpose-lemon-basil-marinated-chicken/


Lime Basil Grilled Chicken, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com
The chicken breast I purchased were individually huge, so I sliced them in half not only vertically but horizontally and they were still thick enough to have to pound them.
I don’t have a meat mallet so I used the handle of our knife honer.
Let me know if you make this and how you like it.    I am having a lot of fun trying out and customizing recipes I find online.  I hope you are enjoying them too.

Lime Basil Grilled Chicken, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com

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11 Comments

  1. Yummy, I am a chicken lover (can’t stand turkey though), I will try this recipe for sure 🙂

  2. that looks great. Just what I need to make. I just bought shop version of something similar. Much better to make my own and have on hand and probably cheaper to do so too. Good inspiration to use in other ways, thank you for that.

    1. It is very tasty and so great to have on hand for quick tasty meals. That reminds me I need to go and marinate some more.

  3. This looks super yummy! I love lime, I love basil, and I always need to think of new ways to make chicken so they aren’t blah!

    1. The great thing is the marinate keeps the chicken moist and we all know how that is important with chicken breast meat. I have another fabulous recipe coming up on the blog soon, we tried it tonight at dinner and it is yummo!

  4. Oh wow, yum! I usually prefer my chicken unseasoned and grilled. I don’t know why, but it has great flavor that way. However the combination of basil and lime has me intrigued. I can’t wait to try this!

    1. I love plain grilled chicken as well, my husband is the one that thinks it too bland. But I do have to say the marinate kept the chicken so moist even the leftovers reheated the next day were super moist. That was a plus.

  5. I can see this being great on a salad or by itself with a side of asparagus. I love cooking with lime.

    1. Lime does add a spike of flavor without being overpowering. Serving this with asparagus is a great idea, I will have to try it.

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