Grilled Curry-Lime Chicken Thighs

Chicken is a very versatile ingredient. There are probably thousands of ways to cook it and you can season it with anything you have on hand. I choose curry and lime because the contrast really makes this dish interesting. Don’t you get tired of BBQ or Italian dressing? I know I do. I also prefer dark meat so when I saw this package of thighs for only $0.99 a pound, I had to buy it! This recipe will easily feed a family of 4 under $10.


  • 1 package of chicken thighs
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsps. of curry powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 2 tbsps. of olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Side of rice or couscous
  • Vegetable of your choice
  • 10 minutes prep
  • 15 minutes cooking
  • Serves 6 with leftovers

Step 1: Season the chicken

  1. Take off the skin
  2. Rinse, pat dry, and place in a large bowl or platter
  3. Add the olive oil and coat well
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  5. Add the curry powder and make sure it’s covered evenly
  6. Zest the whole lime over the chicken
  7. Cut the lime in half and juice half over the chicken
  8. Toss the chicken and make sure it’s well seasoned
  9. Set aside

Step 2: Grill the chicken

  1. Heat the grill to medium/high
  2. Place the chicken on the grill and sear each side
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side
  4. You’ll know it’s done when the chicken is firm but not too firm when pressed, and juices run clear
  5. You could use a meat thermometer, chicken should be around 165 degrees
  6. Place them on a plate

Step 3: Serve the chicken

  1. Juice the other half of the lime over the grilled chicken
  2. Prepare some rice or couscous and a side vegetable
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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1 comment

  1. Amber Siepel October 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm Reply

    Hmmm… I wonder if it could feed a family of 5 for under $10??? There’s a new challenge. I guess you have a year or so to work on it. Sounds yummy, and i’ll have to try it!

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