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Grilled Garlic-Lime Chicken

Studded with lime zest and garlic, the unique (vegan, soy-free) mayonnaise-based marinade for these grilled chicken thighs comes together in less than a minute and is deliciously flavorful. If you’ve never used a mayo-based marinade before, you’re in for a treat. It browns up beautifully and protects the lime zest and garlic from burning. Serve this with Rice Cooker Lime-Coconut Rice and a mixed green salad for a perfect and effortless summer meal.

Grilled Garlic-Lime Chicken

5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • Zester
  • Grill


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup vegan, soy-free Mayo (I use Chosen's Vegan Mayo, which is made with avocado oil and chickpea broth)
  • zest of two limes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  • Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Stir together vegan, soy-free mayonnaise, lime zest and garlic.
  • Coat chicken with marinade and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes or up to 10 hours in the fridge (bring to room temperature before cooking).
  • When you're ready to cook, preheat the grill.
  • Grill chicken until juices run clear and a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees, about 5 minutes per side.
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3 thoughts on “Grilled Garlic-Lime Chicken”

  1. 5 stars
    Super easy. The mayonnaise keeps the chicken very moist and delicious. Paired it with zucchini spears on the grill. Juicy watermelon for a light finish. Yummy!

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