Lemon-lime Grilled Chicken

Lemon-lime Grilled Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 to 4
Author CASA Veneracion


  • 8 to 10 chicken drumsticks (thighs will work too)
  • juice of 1 kaffir lime (a regular lime can be substituted)
  • juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 2 pairs kaffir lime leaves thinly sliced
  • zest from one kaffir lime
  • zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme


  • Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Place in a shallow bowl.
  • In another bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients to make the marinade.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken. Mix well. Cover the bowl and allow the chicken to soak up the flavors in the marinade. Two hours should be fine but twice as long will yield even better results.
  • Prepare the grill. Place the rack at least six inches from the heat (see kinds of grill, temperature control and the distance between the food and the heat).
  • Grill the chicken for five to six minutes per side (the actual grilling time depends on the weight of each piece of chicken). Make sure that there is enough space between the chicken pieces for heat to circulate. If your grill is not large enough to cook all chicken pieces at the same time, grill them in batches.
  • Serve the lemon-lime grilled chicken directly from the grill.