Grilled Marinated Chicken

Written by chanie on May 27th, 2013

With Memorial Day finally here, it’s safe to say that BBQ season has officially started. While BBQ’s are a great way to enjoy the warm weather, they’re also an excuse to serve up a spread of tasty, yet not-so-healthy hot dogs, burgers and fries (and don’t forget the coleslaw and potato salad!). It’s really a shame because grilled chicken is cheaper, healthier, and quicker than all that other BBQ fare. With the right preparation, your chicken can turn out perfectly moist and full of flavor, you won’t even miss the other stuff. Leftover grilled chicken is also great on salads, in tacos, or repurposed in a chicken tortilla soup!

The best way to get your chicken to be moist and flavorful, is to marinate it for several hours. Adding oil and acid to the marinade really helps to tenderize the chicken and keep it moist. I love the bright and fresh flavor that lime juice adds, but feel free to experiment with lemon juice or vinegars of your choice.

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  1. sara says:

    Thanks, Chanie. This is my kind of food.

  2. Justine says:

    If you want a quick alternative, try marinating your chicken in clear Italian Salad Dressing. It is delicious!!

  3. Ronnie Fein says:

    Simple and delicious and you are so right about chicken as cheaper, quicker and healthier.

  4. stephanie says:

    happy start of summer!!

  5. Hindy says:

    Look at those perfect grill marks! And the chicken looks perfectly moist. Must grill soon.

  6. Sometimes the simplest of foods are the most satisfying. Your chicken looks grilled to perfection

  7. Soy and lime is an awesome flavor combo!

  8. Check out those grill marks. Perfection.

  9. Simple yet always delicious! love it!

  10. love these flavors, so simple and delicious

  11. Sounds delicious, great flavor combination!

  12. You are so right about marinating chicken to keep it moist. Thanks for the grill marks tip!

  13. Kara says:

    Can you cook this in the oven?

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