Grilled Key Lime Chicken

I Grilled. Amazing huh? I never grill...can't say that now :-)

So, here's what you'll need for a Key West kinda chicken meal.
You’ll need chicken – whatever pieces you like but thighs seem to work best. We aren’t big on the white meat of a chicken as we find it too dry most of the time….so we used thighs.

And this stuff......... three simple ingredients.....

1 bottle Key Lime juice

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1 bottle teriyaki BBQ sauce


Locating an acceptable BBQ sauce proved quite a challenge. Seriously, is everything made with nasty high fructose corn syrup these days?! Just when I was beginning to investigate how to make my own, I saw this Kikkoman sauce at a grocery which offers more variety in their stock than the store brand and Kraft (much to my chagrin, all with high fructose corn syrup)

The day before or at least 6 hours prior to cooking/grilling you will need to marinate the chicken. Place chicken in a large container or freezer bag. Pour key lime juice and red wine vinegar over chicken. Mush it up. Place in fridge.

Right. Let’s get to it. This is the only time I am allowed to grill. Man, build fire, cook meat …..except chicken. This frustrates husband unless he uses a gas grill….so I am able to don the apron, grab the over sized tongs and cook over fire. Yippee!

Get the coals started. On a charcoal fire you may add damp pieces of hickory or pecan if you’d like.

Spray the grill with PAM or just grease it up.

Now place chicken pieces on the hot greased grill skin side down.

Coat the chicken with BBQ sauce and place the lid on for a bit of smoky flavor. Not too long or the coals will die down too quickly. Cook about 6 or 7 minutes so it sears.

When you flip the chicken pieces over so they are skin side up, coat with more BBQ sauce.

Put the lid on the grill for a bit.

Once it’s cooked slide it on a platter and garnish with pineapple pieces. Where is the pineapple?

Hextall patrolling for any chicken which may have dropped....he was out of luck.



Cathy said...

I am drooling here....I can't find bottled key lime juice in Canada anywhere. Sad sad state of affairs.

Wandering Coyote said...

Beautiful job! And as Cathy said - no bottled key lime juice in Canada! Grr. I'm lucky if I can find a key lime period.

Pierce said...

Cathy and WC - That doesn't seem fair...hmmmm, maybe there isn't a big market for it? Funny cause I frequently lament the fact that we can't get good tea and choclates (without paying a premium price) as is available in Canada.

I'm really jealous of your temperatures!

Donna-FFW said...

Youi had me at the words Key West kinda chicken!! Sounds fantastic!!!

Janel said...

What a great way to add flavor to chicken. I'm sure my family would love this, although my husband would do the grilling!

Anonymous said...

Ooo, that chicken sounds good with key lime flavor! I will be on a lookout for this key lime juice!

Reeni♥ said...

Such delicious chicken!! I have to get some of that key lime juice. I just love lime.

girlichef said...

Oh, look at all that tasty smoke!! Deeee-licious! Aw, kitty....

Cookin' Canuck said...

This looks like such a flavorful recipe. I also prefer chicken thighs for their moistness and flavor. I have taken over the grill (though mind you, it's gas). I got such a feeling of accomplishment the first time I fired it up!

Pierce said...

Donna - I remember your photos from Key West when you were vacatioing. It's great down there, isn't it?

Hi Janel - My hubby usually does ALL the grilling...but he hates grilling chicken ;-)

5 Star - I recommend this brand. I think there may be others, cheaper, but this one rockls.

Welcome Reeni!

Girlichef - Hextall says hello. He knows cat people ;-)

Cooking Canuck - Whoa, I don't even know how to operate a gas grill. Kudos to you...I'd probably blow something up.

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