Chili Lime Chicken Ingredients
This simple chili lime chicken recipe packs a lot of flavor and goes great with all your favorite sides.
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 4 chicken breasts
- 3 teaspoons fresh lime zest
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 tbls fresh cilantro, chopped finely
- 2 jalapeño, chopped finely
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped finely
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
Your first step to delicious Chili Lime Chicken will be to juice your limes. You will take approximately 4 limes to get 1/2 a cup of juice. Add your 1/4 olive oil and the rest of your spices. Coat your chicken with the marinade and cover for at least two hours – all day is better, trust us. After your chicken has had time to soak up the flavors of the marinade, fire up the grill, brush a little bit of oil on the surface. Add a little bit of the garlic, cilantro, and jalapeno from the marinade on top of the chicken and grill them until they turn golden brown and charred on both sides.
This Chili Lime Chicken recipe comes directly from Fitness Loving Mommy, where she lists prep time as just 15 minutes, marinate time as at least 2 hours, and a cook time of about 40 minutes. Serve with brown rice or quinoa. Also note that you can make this chili lime chicken with a cast-iron grill pan or regular skillet, or bake in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400F and bake it for about 20-25 minutes or until the skin becomes brown and charred. You can also use skinless and boneless chicken thighs or breasts.
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