Grilled Key Lime Chicken Breasts

Grilled chicken
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  • Total: 32 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
365 Calories
30g Fat
2g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 365
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 455mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 22g
Calcium 25mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This grilled chicken breast recipe has a light and refreshing hint of lime and tarragon. This dish is quite versatile since it can be served with a side, or diced and placed in tacos or over a fresh, crisp salad.


  • 4-6 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL olive oil
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL
  • onion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Place chicken breasts in a zip-top plastic bag.

  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour onto chicken.

  3. Seal bag and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.

  4. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  5. Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade.

  6. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes, turning once.

  7. When juices run clear, remove from heat and serve with chopped cilantro or flat leaf parsley on top.