Best Grilled Chicken Recipe With Lime-Tarragon Marinade

Is this actually the Best Grilled Chicken Recipe? Well it’s at the top of the list in my book. The recipe has two ingredients that make these grilled chicken thighs unique and outstanding.

Best Grilled Chicken Recipe

Those two ingredients are fresh lime juice and tarragon. Together they create a savory and aromatic marinade for luscious, tender chicken thighs, cooked with the bone in to maintain the moisture.

Be sure to give yourself enough time to let the thighs marinate at least 4 hours, although overnight is best.

Use fresh tarragon and fresh lime juice – in this case, dried and packaged just won’t do.

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Best Grilled Chicken Recipe With Lime-Tarragon Marinade
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 6
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs bone-in
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce such as Tabasco
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  1. Whisk together the lime juice, fresh tarragon, olive oil, onion and hot pepper sauce. Pour the mixture into a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Season the chicken thighs with the kosher salt and ground black pepper. Add them to the marinade, seal the bag and refrigerate them for at least 4 hours.
  3. Light a charcoal barbeque or heat a gas grill for medium heat. Lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade and shake off any excess. Grill the thighs for about 30 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are cooked through and no longer pink in the center by the bone.

Good To Know – If a grill is not available or the weather is saying no to barbeques, try oven baking the thighs.

Line them up in a baking dish or sheet pan so that there is a little space between them.

Bake at 375F for about 45 minutes or until the juices run clear and there is no pink in the center of the thigh closest to the bone.

Put a little of the marinade in the dish or pan and pour a little of it over the top of the thighs to help keep them moist during the baking period.

Food For Thought – Although the combination of lime juice and fresh tarragon is really what makes this recipe standout, you can make other herb and juice combinations that complement each other just as well.

You can try rosemary and orange juice concentrate, dill and lemon juice or, a favorite in margaritaville, cilantro and tequila, if you would like to think of tequila as agave juice!

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