Grilled Sriracha Lime Chicken

Grilled Sriracha Lime Chicken – EASY, ready in 10 minutes, and the chicken is SPICY, tender, and juicy!! Put this HEALTHY chicken recipe on your summer menu when you want to kick things up a notch!!

Grilled Sriracha Lime Chicken - EASY, ready in 10 minutes, and the chicken is SPICY, tender, and juicy!! Put this HEALTHY chicken recipe on your summer menu when you want to kick things up a notch!!

What Does The Sriracha Lime Chicken Taste Like

I love spicy food and this chicken is perfect when I’m craving a walk on the spicy side.

But it’s also light and healthy tasting because the marinade is very simple and ‘clean’, all things considered.

But just to be clear, this chicken is fairly spicy and turned out spicier than I was expecting. I guess that’s what happens when you marinate the chicken overnight in a heaping half cup of sriracha.

It’s the kind of spicy that you have one bite and think, wow, that was pretty spicy. And then two seconds later you’re craving another bite. And another bite.

If you don’t like spicy food or have people who don’t like spicy food, check out some of my other awesome grilled chicken recipes

Grilled Sriracha Lime Chicken - EASY, ready in 10 minutes, and the chicken is SPICY, tender, and juicy!! Put this HEALTHY chicken recipe on your summer menu when you want to kick things up a notch!!

What’s In The Sriracha Lime Chicken Marinade

You may just have everything in your fridge and pantry to make this marinade because it’s as simple as sriracha, lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, honey, and pepper.

It delivers flavorful, tender, juicy chicken with a hint of lime and plenty of fresh, herby cilantro.

How Long To Marinate

I like to marinate my chicken overnight for the full and tenderizing effects, but if you’re running short on time, even 30 to 60 minutes will do.

Pro Grilling Tips

As a shortcut, I used thin-sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts. Their thinner size makes for faster grilling times and much more even cooking.

This recipe would be even faster with chicken breast tenders or sometimes called breast cutlets or medallions, but as it is with the thin-sliced breasts I only needed to grill them five minutes per side and they were done.

Many times with large chicken breasts on the grill, I struggle to keep the outside from becoming overly dark before the interior is fully cooked through but with either thin-sliced or breast tenders, you don’t have to worry about that.

Grilled Sriracha Lime Chicken - EASY, ready in 10 minutes, and the chicken is SPICY, tender, and juicy!! Put this HEALTHY chicken recipe on your summer menu when you want to kick things up a notch!!

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Grilled Sriracha Lime Chicken - EASY, ready in 10 minutes, and the chicken is SPICY, tender, and juicy!! Put this HEALTHY chicken recipe on your summer menu when you want to kick things up a notch!!

Grilled Sriracha Lime Chicken

Grilled Sriracha Lime Chicken

Grilled Sriracha Honey Lime Chicken - EASY, ready in 10 minutes, and the chicken is SPICY, tender, and juicy!! Put this HEALTHY chicken recipe on your summer menu when you want to kick things up a notch!!

Yield: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds thin-sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts (I had 5 breasts)
  • 1/2 cup sriracha
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, for garnishing
  • lime wedges, optional for garnishing

Instructions

  1. To a large ziptop plastic bag, add all ingredients except cilantro, seal, and smoosh around to evenly coat chicken. Place bag in fridge for at least 30 minutes, or overnight, to marinate.
  2. Lightly oil grill grates and preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Add the chicken, discard the bag with the marinade, and grill for about 5 minutes on the first side with lid closed, flip, and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on the second side with lid closed, or until chicken is cooked through and as done as desired.
  4. Garnish chicken with cilantro, optional lime wedges, and serve immediately. Chicken is best fresh but extra will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 513 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 145mg Sodium: 957mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 24g Protein: 54g

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3 comments on “Grilled Sriracha Lime Chicken”

  1. This looks really good and I haven’t tried a sriracha based marinade. Your recipes haven’t been too spicy for us so I’d love to give it a try. I might just marinate it for a shorter amount of time to sort of “test the waters”.

  2. Yummy. Not as spicy as i was expecting but made great sandwiches. Baked them instead of grilling

    Rating: 5

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