BBq'd Lime & Thyme Marinated Chicken Breasts - Real Kiwis Real Food
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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time35 mins

 4 Medium Chicken BreastsWith or without skin
 4 LimesZest and Juice
 4 Sprigs of fresh thymeremoved from stems
 1 Extra lime sliced
 1 tbsp Olive oil
 Salt and freshly ground pepper to season

1

Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place in a container, fitting the breasts in snugly, this will go into the fridge while the chicken is marinating

2

Combine lime juice, zest, thyme and olive oil in a small bowl and whisk to mix.

3

Pour the lime mix over the chicken breasts ensuring the chicken breasts are coated. Marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours, turning the chicken a few times.

4

Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a hot BBQ grill, grill for 7-10 minutes and then using tongs turn over the chicken breasts and grill for a further 7-10 minutes or until it is cooked through. When you Insert a sharp knife in the thickest part of the chicken breast and the juices run clear then it is cooked through.

5

Leave the chicken to rest for 5 minutes while you place the lime slices on the hot grill to char.

6

Place lime slices on top of chicken and serve with a salad

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Ingredients

 4 Medium Chicken BreastsWith or without skin
 4 LimesZest and Juice
 4 Sprigs of fresh thymeremoved from stems
 1 Extra lime sliced
 1 tbsp Olive oil
 Salt and freshly ground pepper to season

Directions

1

Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place in a container, fitting the breasts in snugly, this will go into the fridge while the chicken is marinating

2

Combine lime juice, zest, thyme and olive oil in a small bowl and whisk to mix.

3

Pour the lime mix over the chicken breasts ensuring the chicken breasts are coated. Marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours, turning the chicken a few times.

4

Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a hot BBQ grill, grill for 7-10 minutes and then using tongs turn over the chicken breasts and grill for a further 7-10 minutes or until it is cooked through. When you Insert a sharp knife in the thickest part of the chicken breast and the juices run clear then it is cooked through.

5

Leave the chicken to rest for 5 minutes while you place the lime slices on the hot grill to char.

6

Place lime slices on top of chicken and serve with a salad

BBq’d Lime & Thyme Marinated Chicken Breasts