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Spicy Garlic and zesty lime come together beautifully to create a flavor you won’t soon forget. Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts are easy to make, yet super versatile in the way you serve them. What are you waiting for? Fire up that grill!

grilled garlic lime chicken breasts tacos with whole wheat tortillas

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Summer Grilling Series

Summer is coming to an end. ๐Ÿ™  I may have mentioned before (like a gazillion times) that it’s my favorite season. Luckily, even with the temperatures beginning to cool, it’s still grilling season at our house for a bit yet.

I think you’ll love todays grilling recipe. These Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts are super easy. It’s another marinade that comes together in a few minutes. Let the chicken soak in the goodness all day while you go on about your business.

chicken breasts marinading in garlic lime marinade with cilantro

Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts

When you’re ready to eat… fire up that grill. The cook time is only about 10 minutes unless your chicken breasts are super thick. I typically fillet mine, and that helps them cook more evenly. Here are some tips for grilling perfection.

You can also prep the marinade, toss it all together on the chicken in a zip lock bag and freeze it for a later date. Let it thaw in the fridge, and walaah! Dinner is made. I come from a family of Magicians, you’d think I could use a better word that ‘wa-laah’. Abracadabra? Presto? What’s your favorite magic word? ๐Ÿ˜€

Pro Tips:

  • Make a double batch, cook one, freeze one. A great way to stock your freezer!
  • Cook extra for lunches during the week
  • Cook extra, then freeze it to eat later. Let it thaw and warm up for a quick lunch/dinner.
grilled garlic lime chicken breasts garnished with jalapeno , lime slices, and cilantro

Garlic Lime Chicken 10 ways

We sliced the chicken breasts up and ate them on a whole wheat tortilla topped with a delicious creamy avocado sauce (recipe included!). If you use pro tip #2 and #3 above, here’s some ways to serve it.

  1. Tacos
  2. As is, fresh off the grill
  3. Main dish salad (love the dressing here)
  4. Rice Salad
  5. Mason jar salad for on the go
  6. Burrito bowls over rice/quinoa/cauli-rice
  7. Over pasta or zucchini noodles
  8. Sandwich
  9. Skewers or Kebabs
  10. Stir Fry
two garlic lime chicken breasts tacos on whole wheat tortillas topped with lettuce, jalapenos and avo cream sauce

How to cook Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts

As grilling season comes to a close, don’t think you can’t still make this. I did mention versatility, didn’t I? ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can grill indoors on a grill pan. Or, cook it one of these ways:

grilled garlic lime chicken breasts tacos with whole wheat tortillas

Let’s Get Cooking!

๐Ÿ“‹ Recipe

grilled garlic lime chicken breasts tacos with whole wheat tortillas

Garlic Lime Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce

Spicy Garlic and zesty lime come together beautifully to create a flavor you won’t soon forget. Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts are easy to make, yet super versatile in the way you serve them. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex-mex
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinating time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 1093kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp grated lime zest from 1 fresh lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 21/2 lbs boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 1 pkg whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, thinly sliced
  • cilantro, jalapeno peppers, lime slices for garnish

Avocado Cream Sauce

  • 1 cup plain, nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pit removed
  • 2 tbsp lime juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 cup cilantro

Instructions

  • Whisk together oil, lime juice, lime zest, garlic salt and pepper.
  • Lightly season chicken with salt and pepper. Place in a shallow dish or ziplock bag, pour marinade over and coat. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, and up to 1 day.
  • Preheat grill to 400-500 degrees. Remove chicken from marinade and grill 5 minutes each side, or until cooked through.
  • While chicken is grilling, place the yogurt, avocado, lime juice, garlic and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Process on high until smooth. 
  • Remove chicken from the grill, let rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice. Serve on tortillas garnished with lettuce, cilantro, jalapenos and lime wedges, and avocado cream sauce

Notes

Marinade the chicken for at least 30 minutes, and up to 1 day.
For a low carb option, skip the tortillas and eat on lettuce wraps, or alone.

Nutrition

Calories: 1093kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 175g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 510mg | Sodium: 1144mg | Potassium: 3389mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9576IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 4mg
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