Food and the City: 5 Ingredient Lime Grilled Chicken

May 23, 2014

5 Ingredient Lime Grilled Chicken


This weekend marks Memorial Day, and you know what that means! It's the unofficial start of Summer, and folks from all over will be busy grilling away! Food and the City had a cool opportunity to participate in the Grill At Home Challenge to help celebrate Guy Fieri's new show Guy's Grocery Games! The challenge? Create a super delicious recipe on your grill that only consists of 5 ingredients. 

Hmm. Challenge accepted! Here's what we came up with.


We knew we wanted to create a chicken recipe, since grilled chicken is a weeknight staple over here at Food and the City. This Lime Grilled Chicken that we whipped together was so easy, and so delicious, that we've already made it two more times since shooting this post!

We headed to the grocery store, took a look around, and pulled 5 ingredients from the shelves that we wanted to include: Chicken breasts, limes, soy sauce, brown sugar, and parsley! Also known as, the best marinade ever.




If you're in a rush, and just have these 5 ingredients, you'll have a delicious, juicy chicken dish in no time! Also be sure to catch a sneak peek trailer of this Sunday's episode of Guy's Grocery Games below, and tune in to the episode to see what other grilling recipes folks come up with!


5 Ingredient Lime Grilled Chicken 

Makes 2 
2 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts 
1 Lime, sliced and juiced
1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
handful of Fresh Parsley 

Combined all of the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl, then add in your chicken breasts. Toss to coat both sides of chicken, and allow to rest in the fridge covered for 1 hour.

Heat up your grill that has been coated with cooking spray, and cook chicken breasts for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Optional*: Garnish with more fresh parsley and serve with lime slices.


Guy’s Grocery Games features four talented chefs competing in supermarket-themed cooking challenges as they navigate their way through the aisles, adhering to real-world obstacles doled out by host, Guy Fieri, such as shopping on a budget, substitutingout-of-stock ingredients or grabbing groceries at closing time. Ultimately, the food does the talking, as one-by-one the losing chefs “check out,” with the last chef standing going on a shopping spree of a lifetime worth up to $20,000!   Watch Guy’s Grocery Games Sundays at 8/7c on Food Network.
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