This chili lime chicken recipe makes the most flavorful, tender, and delicious chicken!
I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for some kind of marinade or rub to put on my chicken. Chicken can be so bland if you don’t marinate it, and no one likes dry or bland chicken. This recipe has a variety of spices that all work so well together. They give the chicken a nice kick, while the lime juice brightens up the flavors. The acidity in the recipe also helps to tenderize the chicken. You can marinate this chicken up to two hours in the fridge.
Whenever I cook chicken, I usually pound it out in order to tenderize it. No one likes tough chicken. I use a meat mallet to pound out my chicken. I typically do this every single time that I cook chicken. It makes the chicken so much more tender.
What I recommend for this recipe, is to first pound out your chicken, then put it in a plastic bag, pour your marinade into the bag, and massage the marinade into the chicken. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, but up to two hours. The chicken can be cooked on the grill or on the stove top.
Sometimes, I’ll just go ahead and cut my chicken into small pieces, and then put the chicken into the marinade. It’s less cooking time – which is always a win in my book!
This chicken is so delicious. It can be eaten as is – squeeze a little more lime juice and enjoy! Or you can throw it on a salad, put in fajita bowls, or in tacos! This is my go-to chicken marinade. It stays in my dinner rotation! It’s super easy and super flavorful.
This chicken is perfect in my Chili Lime Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa – they are sooooooo delicious!
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