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Beer Lime Grilled Chicken Recipe
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Beer Lime Grilled Chicken
This tangy summer chicken has so much flavor (and so little fat). See more
  • READY IN 54 mins

Beer Lime Grilled Chicken

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"Grilled chicken with a combination of beer, lime juice and spices. It's just amazing!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    14 mins

    54 mins


  1. In a bowl, mix the lime juice, beer, honey, garlic, cilantro, and salt and pepper until the honey dissolves. Pour the mixture over the chicken, cover and marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and shake off excess; discard remaining marinade. Grill chicken until tender and juices run clear, about 7 minutes per side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 30, 2009

After reading the reviews for this recipe and seeing some say it was bland I made a couple changes. I zested the lime then juiced it. added 1 Tablespoon honey,I added 1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander instead of the cilantro as it is the seed of the cilantro and has about the same taste and mixes into the marinade easier. Chicken breast would be fine but I used thighs. This was great !

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 17, 2007

not a big fan of this one. I just didn't like the flavor of the marinade, and neither did my husband.

Apr 26, 2007

I marinated the chicken overnight in the refrigerator, then made kabobs with it for a party of 15... EVERYONE loved it and asked for the recipe. Thanks so much!

Apr 18, 2007

This was the most tender and juicy piece of chicken I've ever made! I followed the recipe exactly but marinated for about an hour. It was hard to tell how long to cook the chicken as the grill marks didn't take to it. Wonderful recipe!

May 25, 2007

I marinated it closer to an hour and added a garlic & onion seasoning blend to the marinade. This was delicious!!! The chicken was rather moist too! Will definitely be making this again!

Jun 04, 2007

Yum! I used two limes, three garlic cloves and two tsp. honey. We loved it!

Apr 14, 2007

This made a very moist grilled chicken, I only marinated it 30 minutes like the recipe called for and you could taste the beer.

Sep 10, 2008

GREAT RECIPE!! I've made this a couple of times now and it's a family favorite. I added one beer (Miller Light) doubled the amount of honey and lime juice (also added a couple of squirts of lemon juice), mixed together & set aside. After rinsing off the breasts & patted them down with a paper towel, I scored them and seasoned with adobo (puerto rican seasoning salt - but I think any seasoning salt would be fine), pepper, minced garlic (garlic powder is OK too). I didn't have cilantro either time, but that would also be a great addition. I poured the wet mixture over the chicken and let it sit for 30 minutes, turning the breasts over halfway. My husband grilled them on medium heat for about 9 minutes per side and both times the chicken came out very juicy. The marinade goes thru the entire chicken!! I've made many marinades before but this one is tops because it takes very little time, easy ingredients & perfect result!


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  • Calories
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 25.2 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

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

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