This Mango Lime BBQ Chicken is inspired by classic Caribbean flavours of lime, mango and cilantro. It’s full of flavour, paleo, AIP and dairy-free.
It’s finally grilling season for me here in Toronto and I couldn’t be more excited. This Mango Lime BBQ Chicken is one of my favourite recipes for barbecuing! It’s inspired by classic Caribbean ingredients of lime, cilantro, coconut and mango. The best part – all the marinade ingredients go into a food processor or blender, so it comes together in no time.
Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts – I know, I know, these get a bad rep. You can definitely substitute another cut of chicken if you prefer but trust me, these won’t be dry if you let them marinate in the delicious mango lime sauce as directed below. Marinating your chicken for at least 30 minutes is key to really allowing the flavours to meld together and infuse the meat. If you have more time, I always recommend longer.
- Mango- you can use fresh or frozen mango in this recipe to make the marinade
- Lime juice – you’ll want to use freshly squeezed lime juice
- Cilantro and green onions – these are key for the flavor of this recipe and I wouldn’t recommend substituting these
- Coconut sugar – this is optional and definitely not necessary if you’re using a really ripe mango. If you’re following a Whole30 diet, omit this to make this chicken compliant.
- Garlic – packs a delicious and flavorful punch in this recipe
Make the marinade at the start of your meal prepping and allow the chicken to marinate while you prepare the rest of your meal. Cooking the chicken strips is pretty quick and done in under 15 minutes on the grill!
Mango Lime BBQ Chicken FAQs
Does this Mango Lime marinade work on other proteins?
Absolutely! Don’t limit yourself to just chicken. This Mango Lime marinade is absolutely delicious on fish and veggies on the grill or in the oven. The recipe also makes more marinade than you will need for 1 lb of chicken. I usually pour only what is necessary onto the chicken and reserve the rest to use on veggies.
Can I use frozen mango to make the marinade?
Yes, this is usually what I do because it’s often tricky to get fresh ripe mango. The trick is to let it defrost a bit first so that when you blend it, it will be a smooth purée.
I don’t have a BBQ, can I cook the chicken in the oven?
You can definitely bake or pan-fry the chicken strips if you don’t have access to a BBQ grill. It’s ready when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, and when juices run clear when cut.
Looking for more AIP grilling recipes? Try:
- Grilled Pork Chops with Cherry Compote
- Turkey Burgers
- Peach-Ginger Chicken Wings
- Grilled Cauliflower Steaks
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