Annabelle Breakey
YieldsMakes 4 servings
AuthorLauren Novelli, College Station, TX,
We threw a few sliced fresh vegetables on the grill with this chicken, added thick corn tortillas, and enjoyed a tasty summer dinner.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Combine lime juice, sugar, pepper, oil, salt, and 1/4 cup water in a large bowl or resealable plastic bag. Stir to dissolve sugar and salt. Set aside.

Step 2
2

On a flat surface, lay 1 chicken breast half between 2 large pieces of plastic wrap. Using a mallet or a small saucepan, pound chicken to an even 1/4- to 1/3-in. thickness. Put chicken in bowl or plastic bag with marinade. Repeat with remaining breasts. Cover or seal; chill 30 minutes.

Step 3
3

Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-hot (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 in. above cooking-grate level only 3 to 4 seconds). Remove chicken from marinade and grill 4 minutes (cover if using gas). Turn chicken over (cover if using gas), and grill until cooked through (chicken should feel firm when poked), 3 to 4 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 1/2 cup lime juice (from about 4 limes)
 3 tablespoons sugar
 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 1 teaspoon salt
 4 boned, skinned chicken breast halves

Directions

Step 1
1

Combine lime juice, sugar, pepper, oil, salt, and 1/4 cup water in a large bowl or resealable plastic bag. Stir to dissolve sugar and salt. Set aside.

Step 2
2

On a flat surface, lay 1 chicken breast half between 2 large pieces of plastic wrap. Using a mallet or a small saucepan, pound chicken to an even 1/4- to 1/3-in. thickness. Put chicken in bowl or plastic bag with marinade. Repeat with remaining breasts. Cover or seal; chill 30 minutes.

Step 3
3

Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-hot (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 in. above cooking-grate level only 3 to 4 seconds). Remove chicken from marinade and grill 4 minutes (cover if using gas). Turn chicken over (cover if using gas), and grill until cooked through (chicken should feel firm when poked), 3 to 4 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Lime and Pepper Grilled Chicken Breasts