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Lime-Tarragon Grilled Chicken Recipe
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Lime-Tarragon Grilled Chicken

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"A lime-tarragon marinade for juicy flavorful chicken pieces - moist and delicious. I like to marinate the pieces and cook them on the grill for a nice summer meal."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    4 hrs 25 mins


  1. Place olive oil, lime juice, onion, tarragon, salt, and hot sauce into a large, resealable plastic bag; shake to mix. Add chicken thighs, coat with marinade, squeeze out air, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate. Remove chicken from marinade, and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill chicken for about 30 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center. Chicken thighs don't dry out easily, so don't be afraid to cook them a bit longer if needed.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 13, 2009

This was great for chicken kabobs. I used half the amount of olive oil, 1 Tbsp. of dried minced onion, Frank's red hot, and let this marinate 24 hours.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 28, 2013

Didn't love it...we did it baked..don't bake it. Would try it again on the grill, but the hot sauce did not come through at all would double all ingredients and add a powdered spice that would help it come together

Dec 15, 2008

The whole family enjoyed this recipe. I combined everything in a freezer bag and froze it. When I was ready to grill, I removed it from the freezer the night before to thaw. I added some of the juice from the marinade to my rice cooker for a flavorful rice dish.

Jan 24, 2008

We made this on our new George Foreman grill as it is too cold outside. Made per recipe and it came out great. The lime juice made it. Thanks!

Aug 23, 2010

This was a big hit at a recent pot-luck. I doubled the recipe, but my husband thought that the oil didn't need to be doubled since it flared up on the grill. I used organic chicken thighs, and made extra for leftovers.

Jun 15, 2009

This was good but as usual I didnt have enough time to marinade this as long as I should have... Everyone liked it still!

Apr 06, 2012

We really liked the flavor of this chicken. I think using fresh lime juice is the key. I'm also thinking next time I make it I just might use fresh tarragon. The smell of this dish was fantastic! We will have this again, I'm sure!

Apr 26, 2008

This was flavorful, and the chicken was so tender. Great recipe! I love the lime flavor in grilled foods.


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  • Calories
  • 418 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 33.8 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 25.7 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 549 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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