Grilled Soy-Lime Chicken Breasts
Grilled chicken breasts marinated in a soy-lime sauce are served over a crispy bed of lettuce and herbs.
- Servings: 4
Photography: Christopher Baker
Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2002
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
For the Marinade
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, (about 2 limes)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
For the Salad
- 1 head Boston lettuce, washed, leaves separated
- 1 fresh mint
- 1 fresh cilantro
Whisk together lime juice, soy sauce, and oil in a bowl. Place chicken breasts on a work surface between two layers of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Using the smooth side of a meat pounder, pound the chicken breasts until all the pieces are an even 1/2-inch thickness.
Place chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or glass baking dish. Pour marinade into bag or over chicken in dish. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.
Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade, letting excess drip off. Grill chicken until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Shred or slice chicken, and serve with lettuce leaves and herbs on the side. See the top left tin image for reference.