Key West Grilled Chicken Easy Simple To Make It


Hey there, foodie friends! Are you ready to infuse some tropical vibes into your kitchen? We're about to escape to the sun-drenched shores of Key West with just our grills and a handful of ingredients. If you're all about that tangy, sweet, and savory flavor, then you're gonna love this recipe that'll transport your taste buds straight to the Florida Keys.

Picture this: It's a breezy evening, you've got your grill fired up, and you're craving something that's gonna hit all the right notes — we're talking a little zesty, a hint of sweetness, and a smoky kiss from the grill. Well, you're in luck because this Key decision lies right in your hands, or should I say, on your grill! Let's get those grilling skills to work and whip up some absolutely lip-smacking Key West Grilled Chicken that's bound to be a crowd-pleaser. Ready? Let's rock that grill!

Key West Grilled Chicken

What You'll Scoop Up:

  • 3 tbsp. of soy sauce (or Amino Coconut if you're feeling fancy)
  • 2 tbsp. honey (for that sweet, sweet kiss)
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil (keepin' it slick)
  • Juice squeezed from 1 lime (zest is best!)
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced (flavor bombs away!)
  • 1 tsp. fresh cilantro, chopped till it can't be chopped no more
  • 2 tbsp. red bell pepper, finely diced for a pop of color
  • 4 boneless chicken breast parts (your meaty canvas)

Let's Get Marinating!

  • In a shallow love nest for flavors – I mean, bowl – whisk together soy sauce, honey, vegetable oil, lime juice, minced garlic, and that fragrant cilantro until they're all best friends.
  • Slice and dice your chicken breasts into two, like you're making space for more flavor. Dive them into the marinade and give them a good swirl to coat. Seal with a kiss – or, well, some cling film – and let it chill in the fridge. We're talking at least 30 minutes of spa time.

For Chicken Kebab Lovers (Optional Skewer Action):

  • If skewers are your game, cut the chicken into 1-2 inch cubes, thread them onto bamboo sticks that have been soaking in water (so they don't burn), and let them hang out in the marinade for a bit.

Grill Time:

  • Fire up the grill to a medium-high sizzle and lay your marinated chicken pieces down. Let them grill for 6-8 minutes on each side. You're looking for juices to run clear and for each piece to tell you, "I'm perfectly cooked!"
  • Skewer fans, place your sticks on the grill and cook for about 3 minutes per side. Give them a turn now and then so they get those gorgeous grill marks.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Plate up this Key West masterpiece with a side of fresh salad, some steamed veggies, maybe roasted potato chunks, or any side that floats your boat.

And don't forget, this recipe isn't just a one-trick pony, no sir! Swap out chicken for some jumbo shrimp if you're in the mood for a seafood twist. Remember, when those shrimps curl up into a "C," they're ready to hop off the grill and onto your plate.

With this Key West Grilled Chicken recipe, you're not just cooking; you're creating sunshine on a plate. So go on, take a bite, close your eyes, and let the flavors take you on a mini vacation. Happy grilling! 🌴🍤🍗