Mint Lime Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

Mint Lime Grilled Chicken Breasts recipe turns blah chicken into amazing chicken with an easy summertime twist.

Mint Lime Grilled Chicken Breasts

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are a super convenient dinner option but they can often be a bit bland in the flavor department. The good news, boneless chicken breast can be like a blank canvas that you can paint different flavors on because they take marinades very well. And marinades can be a great vehicle for carrying seasonal flavors, like this mojito inspired Mint Lime Grilled Chicken Breasts.

To me, lime and mint taste like a bright, fresh, sunny summer day. The flavors really do wake up otherwise sleepy bland chicken breasts in this recipe. These grilled chicken breasts would pair very well with a Mint Melon Salad and yummy broccoli salad with sunflower seeds. While you are at it, go ahead and cook some extra so you can use it over a healthy mixed green salad for lunch tomorrow. Grilled chicken breasts are just perfect for making ahead for a week of lunches. Lunchtime doesn’t get better than this!

Mint Lime Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

Easy and flavorful grilled chicken recipe that is perfect for a summertime menu.

Ingredients:

  • zest of 3 limes
  • juice of 3 limes (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1  1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (5-6 breasts)

Directions:

  1. In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, salt and mint.
  2. Place boneless skinless chicken breasts in a heavy duty one gallon zip top bag. Pour marinade into the bag.
  3. Seal the bag, removing as much air as possible. Place bag on a large plate in refrigerator. Let chicken marinade for a minimum of 2 hours (or as long as overnight) flipping bag a couple times to ensure good coverage on all sides.
  4. Preheat grill to medium (about 325-degrees F). Place marinated chicken breasts on the grill; pour or brush on the remainder of marinade onto the chicken breasts. Cook about 7 to 10 minutes per side. Check for doneness with meat thermometer.
  5. Remove from grill, let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

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 Originally published May 25, 2015.