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!
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
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
Step 1: Squeeze limes to release 1/3 cup of fresh lime juice.
Step 2: Mince or crush garlic in garlic press.
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.)
Step 4: Marinate chicken in bag for at least 30 minutes or longer, or press out air from bag and freeze.
Step 5: Thaw if frozen. Grill 6-8 minutes per side, basting with additional marinade, if desired.
Coconut Lime Grilled Chicken
- 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
- Squeeze limes to release 1/3 cup of fresh lime juice.
- Mince or crush garlic in garlic press.
- 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 chicken in bag for at least 30 minutes or longer, or press out air from bag and freeze.
- Thaw if frozen. Grill 6-8 minutes per side, basting with additional marinade, if desired.
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So easy to prep ahead! I let my chicken marinade in the fridge for about four hours and the chicken was moist, zesty and flavourful! I made a few changes that worked out great, I cooked the chicken on a frying pan (no bbq!) and squeezed a lime over the chicken after cooking for extra flavour. Ill definitely be making again with more coconut!
I just put it together for my husbands birthday and Memorial Day tomorrow! We’re looking forward to trying this! Gonna let it marinade overnight in the fridge! I wish i could eat it now! Can’t wait! 🙂 Yummmmmy!
This was very easy and fast to prepare!!! Totally moist chicken breast and full of flavor. Will NOT be disappointed! MUST TRY! Thanks so much for this wonderful chicken recipe! Delicious with coconut lime rice.