This easy Coconut Lime Chicken is full of flavor but takes just minutes and can be frozen ahead for an effortless summer dinner your family will LOVE!

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Nothing says summer like dinner on the grill! This easy-peasy coconut lime chicken is another favorite “cheater” freezer recipe–it is almost like taking a trip to the Caribbean without a passport! Not only is it almost ridiculously easy and practically mess-free, it also involves the grill, which makes my husband extra happy.

To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the marinade & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it right into the freezer–no cooking required! Making it ahead of time is not necessary, though, as it is equally delicious just marinated at room temperature

You can use any type of chicken but my family much prefers the boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which are a darker, juicier meat and also tend to be cheaper than the boneless skinless breasts.

Coconut Lime Chicken

Coconut Lime Grilled Chicken | Ingredients you need include chicken thighs, lime, olive oil, onion, and plenty of seasonings.

Here is what you need:

3-4 limes
1/4 cup olive oil
1 can coconut milk
3-4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
3.5-4 pounds boneless chicken
 

Juice limes for 1/3rd cup of lime juice.

Step 1:  Squeeze limes to release 1/3 cup of fresh lime juice.

Mince garlic with a garlic press.

Step 2: Mince or crush garlic in garlic press.

Whisk your wet ingredients and seasoning together in a bowl or measuring cup.

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Step 3: Whisk lime juice, olive oil, coconut milk, minced garlic, diced onion, ground ginger, parsley, seasoned salt, & pepper together in bowl, then divide into 2 1-gallon freezer bags. (If freezing, be sure to label bags ahead of time.)

Marinate the chicken in a bag for at least 30 minutes, or freeze until use.

Step 4: Marinate chicken in bag for at least 30 minutes or longer, or press out air from bag and freeze.

Grill chicken for 6-8 minutes per side.

Step 5: Thaw if frozen. Grill 6-8 minutes per side, basting with additional marinade, if desired.

 

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Coconut Lime Grilled Chicken

This freezer friendly recipe is full of flavor and perfect for outdoor dining!
Course Main Course
Keyword Coconut Lime Grilled Chicken
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 3-4 limes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped (optional)
  • 3.5 -4 pounds boneless chicken

Instructions

  1. Squeeze limes to release 1/3 cup of fresh lime juice.
  2. Mince or crush garlic in garlic press.
  3. Whisk lime juice, olive oil, coconut milk, minced garlic, diced onion, ground ginger, parsley, seasoned salt, & pepper together in bowl, then divide into 2 1-gallon freezer bags. (If freezing, be sure to label bags ahead of time.)
  4. Marinate chicken in bag for at least 30 minutes or longer, or press out air from bag and freeze.
  5. Thaw if frozen. Grill 6-8 minutes per side, basting with additional marinade, if desired.

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This easy Coconut Lime Chicken is full of flavor but takes just minutes and can be frozen ahead for an effortless summer dinner your family will LOVE!

Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
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