Grilled Coconut Lime Chicken

After a weekend of partying I needed to spend a relaxing day at home, recuperating and enjoying the weather while catching up on laundry and chores around the house.

I wanted to barbecue but was tired of the usual steak or burgers.  Sceptical about cooking chicken on the grill due to past charred and dried out experiences, I came up with this delicious dish.

This is how I made it:

  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts (cut lengthwise into strips)
  • 1 tsp of fresh chopped basil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ tsp of ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

In a medium-sized bowl add the zest from the lime, lime juice and basil.  Then slowly whisk in the olive oil.  Toss in the garlic, coconut and the remaining ingredients.

Place the chicken strips in the bowl, making sure it’s well covered.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge to marinade for about 3 hours or more if desired.

Skewer the chicken and grill on the BBQ at 350 degrees.  I grilled them for about 2 minutes on each side, occasionally basting with the marinade.  The chicken turned out amazingly moist and if you love lime and coconut you will be making this many times this summer.

Coconut Lime Chicken

Enjoy 🙂

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