Mexican Lime Grilled Chicken Recipe – Fiesta Lime Grilled Chicken – chicken marinated in lime juice and Mexican spice blend. Super juicy and packed with tons of flavor! Great Mexican Recipe.
I adapted this recipe from one of our all-time favorite chicken recipes – Lemon BBQ Chicken. We refer to that recipe as “Fire Chicken” because the flames flare up when you put the chicken on the grill if you don’t take the chicken out of the marinade for a few minutes before cooking.
This version is perfect for Cinco de Mayo next week! It is packed full of amazing flavor! Lime, oregano, garlic, onion, paprika and cumin. YUM! We let the chicken hang out in the marinade overnight. The chicken is always tender and super juicy! We actually made this two days in a row. It is great as the main dish or chopped up in a burrito or salad.
Yield: serves 6
Fiesta Lime Chicken
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 20 mins
6 chicken breasts
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp salt
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp crushed oregano
2 tsp onion powder
1-1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
Whisk together oil, lime juice, salt, paprika, oregano, onion powder, cumin and garlic powder. Pour over chicken and refrigerate at least 2 hours, up to overnight. (We do overnight)
Remove chicken from marinade about 10-15 minutes before grilling. Heat grill and grill chicken until done, about 12-15 minutes depending on how thick your chicken is.