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Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salsa on white plate
4.86 from 7 votes

Garlic Lime Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Marinate30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute recipe, grilled chicken, salsa
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 447kcal


Garlic Lime Chicken

  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion - minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice - about 1 medium lime
  • 2 tablespoon tablepoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless - skinless chicken breasts

Pineapple Salsa

  • 2 cups pineapple - finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno - seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/8 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 tablespoon lime juice - about 1 medium lime
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice


Garlic Lime Chicken

  • Combine garlic, onion, cumin, oregano, cilantro, pepper, salt, orange juice, lime juice and olive oil in a zipper bag.
  • Shake the bag to combine the marinade ingredients.
  • Add chicken to the bag and shake to ensure the chicken is fully coated.
  • Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade.
  • Preheat grill to medium high.
  • Grill chicken until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, turning once.
  • Remove chicken from grill and cover with foil; allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Top with Pineapple Salsa.

Pineapple Salsa

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Serve on top of Garlic Lime Chicken.
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Expert Tips for Making the Best Garlic Lime Chicken with Pineapple Salsa
  • Use Fresh: When you can, use fresh ingredients, it makes such a difference.
  • Heat it up: If you like it with a little more heat, add a little of the Jalapeno seeds.
  • Make More: Make extra and serve the chicken and salsa in tacos the next day.
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