Recipes with Heart | Grilled Herb Chicken

Servings: 4


6 medium skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 tsp lime zest
1/2 cup lime juice
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 tsp ground black pepper



1) Place chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, lightly pound to an even 1/2-inch thickness. Place in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish.

2) For marinade, in a small bowl, stir together lime peel, lime juice, rosemary, oil, sugar, garlic, and salt.

3) Pour over chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.

4) Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Season chicken with pepper.

5) For a charcoal grill, place chicken on the grill rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill uncovered for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender and no longer pink (165 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling.

***For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place chicken on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.***


Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving: Calories 313/Total Fat 8g/Saturated Fat 2g/Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g/Monounsaturated Fat 1.7g/Cholesterol 145mg/Sodium 126mg/Potassium 465mg/Total Carbohydrate 3.5g/Dietary Fiber 0.2g/Sugars 1.8g/Protein 53.2g
Recipes featured are heart healthy; however, you may have special dietary requirements or food/drug interaction concerns. Check with your healthcare professional before trying a recipe.

About the Chef

Amanda is a heart transplant recipient and graduate of The International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute of Houston, Texas. Born with Congenital Heart Disease, at only 14 days old, she had her first surgery to repair a VSD and a Coarctation of the Aorta. She was non-symptomatic and playing sports until the age of 12 when she needed a pacemaker implanted and she was soon diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.  In October of 2003, a stranger gave her the gift of life. Amanda learned at an early age the meaning of healthy living and has dedicated her second chance at life to help educate others. Today she teaches heart patients how to modify their favorite recipes, find heart-healthy foods at the grocery store and change their eating habits. She also developed a heart-healthy cookbook. Learn More About Chef Amanda