Use this Grilled Ginger Lime Chicken recipe to make super flavorful grilled chicken. Marinate chicken breasts in a simple ginger lime marinade and grill for juicy and delicious chicken.
No more boring grilled chicken when you make this ginger lime chicken
If you’re one of those people who thinks grilled chicken is boring, you might think again once you try this grilled ginger lime chicken. This simple and healthy grilled chicken recipe is packed with tons of flavor, but the flavor is subtle enough that you could pair the chicken with almost anything to make a meal.
When I first made this chicken I had it on salads, sandwiches, and in quesadillas. Then when I had to test it again I found even more ways to enjoy this chicken. I particularly liked having it with some baked sweet potato fries.
Add this ginger lime marinated chicken to your next barbecue
Let’s face it, there is usually at least one picky eater in every group and if you’re having a barbecue this grilled ginger lime chicken can be your go to option for the picky eater. You don’t even have to tell them its ginger lime flavored, just tell them its grilled chicken.
Not saying its bland, but its perfect for that person who “only eats chicken.”
I used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce to make the marinade Whole30 compliant, but if you are trying to keep costs low and don’t need to avoid soy, regular soy sauce will work just the same.
While I am on the topic of substitutions, I recommend using fresh ginger and garlic, but if you can’t, you can substitute with a teaspoon of each item in the ground spice form.
This grilled ginger lime chicken goes along so well with the fresh flavors of summer. Could be just me, but when its hot out, my intake of fresh fruits and veggies goes way up.
How to enjoy leftovers of grilled chicken
“Do you eat that cold or heat it up at work?” This is a very common question on my Instagram and the answer is… I eat it cold!! Even seafood like the shrimp from this surf and turf skewer recipe. So along those same lines, this chicken makes for a perfect cold snack.
I have this grilled ginger lime chicken for a quick and simple lunch combo that I could probably eat on repeat. Below you will see the simple plate of sliced chicken, crispy sweet potato fries and some Carolina barbecue sauce for dipping.
How to make Grilled Ginger Lime Chicken
Next, place the chicken in a bowl with the marinade and toss until chicken is well covered. Cover bowl and place chicken in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour.
Then, preheat the grill to high heat. Be sure to clean grill prior to heating. Place chicken on the hot grill and discard excess marinade.
Finally, grill ginger lime chicken for 12 minutes in a closed grill, flipping the chicken every 3 minutes. Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please let me know in the comments below or on Instagram.
- At least 1 hour prior to cooking combine minced garlic and ginger, lime juice, coconut aminos or soy sauce, avocado oil, and fish sauce in a large mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly. Add chicken breasts to the bowl and toss until they are evenly coated in the marinade. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to marinate.
- Clean your grill and preheat to high heat. Once the grill is hot, place marinated chicken on grill grates diagonally. Close the grille and cook for 3 minutes
- Flip the chicken to the other side maintaining the same diagonal on the grill. Close the grill and cook for 3 minutes.
- Flip the chicken and rotate 45 degrees – this will ensure the chicken cooks evenly and you get those X grill marks. Close the grill and cook for 3 minutes. Open the grill and flip again without rotating, close and cook for final 3 minutes – in total your chicken should cook for 12 minutes.
- Use an instant read thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken. When it shows 165F the chicken is cooked through. Enjoy immediately or store in an air tight container for up to 4 days