Beer Lime Grilled Chicken Recipe -
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Beer Lime Grilled Chicken

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"Grilled chicken with a combination of beer, lime juice and spices that is just amazing."

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  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat. When grill is ready, brush the grate lightly with oil.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix together the lime juice, beer, honey, cilantro, salt and pepper. Place chicken into the sauce, cover, and marinate for about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken breasts from marinade, and place on the grill. Grill for about 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear, and the internal temperature of the meat has reached 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). Discard leftover marinade.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This was very good... I marinaded the chicken overnight with some garlic cloves, the leftover limes, and cayanne pepper and used it to make soft shell tacos - DELICIOUS!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

This had no discernible smell or taste other than the fresh cilantro I used. I marinated it for 1 hour and then added ginger and garlic in the hopes of giving it some added 'zing', but it just didn't work. And I don't consider salt and pepper 'spices'. My guests (we were 6) were unanimously underwhelmed. I won't be making it again.


37 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

This was really bland.

Jan 25, 2004

I'm giving it a 5 because it was so easy! I put it together in the a.m., traveled to a campsite, and we grilled it hours later. True, I'll play with some different spices, but the chicken was so tender, it's worth playing with!

Jan 25, 2004

My family and I all thought this was very tasty. It is a mild flavor, but we grilled boneless skinless chicken breasts using this method (and I even didn't have the cilantro) and adding garlic and thought it was fine. NOt sure why there are some negative reviews? I'll be keeping it in my recipe box :)

Jan 25, 2004

Boring, Boring. You would be better off putting the lime in the beer and drinking it while using the chicken in another recipe.

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe was OK. I think it should have been tangier.

Jan 25, 2004

Very juicy & mild flavored. Next time we make this I'll try what was suggested in other reviews - add crushed garlic & cayenne pepper.


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  • Calories
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 25.2 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

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

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