This recipe for boneless skinless chicken breasts definitely falls into the second category.
The chicken is marinated in a mixture of lime juice and zest, garlic, oregano and crushed red chili flakes.
A few minutes on a hot grill releases the aromatic essence of the marinade and enhances the chicken with its ingredients.
You’ll be using this quick and easy chicken recipe at least once a week, so it’s time to get the grill ready!
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Ready In: 1 hour 30 minutes
One of The Best Spicy Grilled Chicken Recipes
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon lime zest, grated
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
Whisk together the lime juice, lime zest, garlic, thyme, crushed red chili flakes and olive oil.
Season the chicken breasts with the kosher salt and black pepper.
Put the chicken breasts into a resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Seal the bag and refrigerate the chicken for at least 1 hour.
Light a charcoal barbeque or heat a gas grill for medium high heat. Lightly oil the grate.
Shake the excess marinade from the chicken and grill the breasts about 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until there is no pink in the center of the breast.
Food For Thought – So if you would like spicy hot, add 1 teaspoon hot chili oil and 1 teaspoon of chili garlic paste, both found in the Asian food section of the market, to the marinade.
It will still be there when the chicken is cooked and comes off the grill – it does not fade away!
Yield = 6 Servings