Introduction: How to Make Juicy Chargrilled Lime Chicken

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This Chargrilled Lime Chicken is the juiciest chicken I have ever eaten in my life! It’s so easy to make too. Simply dump the chicken in a bag with all the marinade ingredients, leave to marinate then grill. That’s literally it. Moist, tasty, incredible chicken. It's also naturally gluten free. Do I need to go on or shall we crack on with the recipe?

Here is what you will need to serve 3. (Easily doubled)


  • 30ml Light Soy Sauce
  • 30ml Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp Honey Mustard
  • 2tsp Dried Thyme
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • Juice of 1 Small Lime
  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • Cooked Rice or Couscous, to serve
  • Chopped Parsley, to serve (optional)

Essential Equipment

  • Large Zip Lock/Freezer Bag
  • Griddle Pan

Step 1: The Marinade

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Add all the ingredients for the marinade into the large zip lock bag and give it a good mix. I find it easiest to open the bag out in a bowl and fold the top over to keep it steady.

Step 2: Flavouring the Chicken

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Add the chicken to the bag.

Seal the bag then give it all a damn good mush around.

Leave to marinate in the fridge for 24-48 hours. At the very least, 3 hours.

Take the bag out the fridge when you’re ready to cook. Then, using a rolling pin, carefully bang the thickest parts of the chicken to flatten a little. This makes cooking easier and more even. Do be tactful though or you’ll pop the bag like I did & have to clean up raw chicken marinade juice from everywhere!

Step 3: To Cook

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Heat a griddle pan over a medium heat. When the pan is hot, add your chicken.

Want the pretty charred lines? Don’t touch them! Leave them exactly where they are for 5-8 minutes. (Depending on the size of your chicken breasts.)
Once the timer beeps, flip them over and repeat for another 5-8 minutes.

Step 4: Tadah!

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As soon as they’re cooked through, wrap them in a bit of tin foil and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes. This will help all those lovely juices stay inside the meat instead of pouring out.

Serve alongside some rice, couscous or even a salad. Enjoy!

On a scale of 1 to YUM how much do you want a big piece of this super juicy Chargrilled Lime Chicken now eh? It’s totally beautiful isn’t it?! It’s just as delicious as it looks and you can eat it with pretty much any side you like. Hows that for versatility?

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vishnumaiea (author)2017-08-15

Isn't grilled food bad for health ? (I know nothing about cooking BTW :D )

KitchenMason (author)vishnumaiea2017-08-15

Grilled food is actually one of the more healthy way to cook foods! Frying is seriously bad, grilling is pretty healthy :)

vishnumaiea (author)KitchenMason2017-08-16

Oh! Then I've been wrong till now. Agree with what you said about fried foods. Your recipe seems great BTW, and I really liked the way you photographed it. Thanks :)

KitchenMason (author)vishnumaiea2017-08-16

Aww thank you! :)

SpeedOfLate (author)2017-07-26

Sounds delicious, and I happen to have a grill pan. For those on my side of the Atlantic, 30 ml is 2 Tablespoons.

Tomorrow I'm buying a lime!

KitchenMason (author)SpeedOfLate2017-07-27

Brilliant! Let me know how you get on :)

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