Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own. Delicious, flavorful chicken on the grill can be a challenge to make. How many barbecues have you been to where the chicken was dry? This lime marinated chicken recipe will make you the star of the backyard barbecue on your block, featuring the flavors of Mexican and Southwest cuisine that always results in juicy, tender chicken! Plus, it is paleo-friendly!
Lime Marinated Chicken Recipe
This marinade is really easy to make and produces quick results due to the high citrus content.
The recipe for the marinade is below. You can use this marinade with chicken breasts or thighs. Marinade the meat for at least 30 minutes and then grill until cooked thoroughly.
To prevent the chicken from sticking, brush the grill with oil and place the chicken so that it is not directly over the coals but cooks with the indirect heat. If you place the chicken over the coals, the fat will drip off onto the hot coals as it cooks and cause flames.
Once the chicken is cooked, serve with a fresh garden salad or your favorite sides. I Served this chicken with a dollop of guacamole, grilled peaches, and a salad featuring berries and tomatoes from my garden. You can also serve this chick with ranch beans and Mexican rice.
Click the recipe below to get a printable version so you can make this chicken recipe … it's so juicy!Print
Lime Marinated Chicken Recipe
Get tender, juicy chicken with this marinade recipe.
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 40 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 12 servings 1x
- Category: Main
- Method: Grilled
- Cuisine: California
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 TBSP kosher salt
- 1/2 TBSP black pepper
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp red chili pepper flakes
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl until blended.
- Place the chicken in a glass bowl or baking dish. Pour marinade to cover the chicken. Place in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 hours.
- Prepare a charcoal grill with a pile of 25-30 briquettes in the middle of the grill.
- Remove the chicken from the fridge. Place on a hot grill, just away from the coals to prevent flare ups when the chicken drips onto the coals.
- Cook until the internal temp of the chicken is 165°F. Use a meat thermometer to properly measure the temperature of the chicken.
- Remove the chicken from the grill.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 116
- Sugar: 1.1 g
- Sodium: 586.3 mg
- Fat: 3.7g
- Carbohydrates: 3.1 g
- Protein: 17.1 g
- Cholesterol: 80 mg
We serve this chicken with rice, grilled vegetables or sliced fruit, and a dollop of creamy guacamole. We just got these fresh peaches from my mom's house – they are so good grilled or even sliced and eaten fresh with this chicken recipe.
Guacamole is so easy to make, I always wondered why people bought it. Being raised Mexican, we just made it at home. As I grew up, I realized that people can really make a mess out of a guacamole recipe!
This recipe from Knorr takes the guesswork out of guacamole by combining straight-forward, easy to find ingredients for loads of flavor. Seriously, five minutes and the guacamole is READY! The secret is Knorr® Tomato Bouillon with Chicken Flavor and Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, both available at Walmart. One stop and you can get everything you need to make this delicious guacamole recipe.
There is no tomato in this recipe but you can use it as a garnish.
Follow the directions on the handy recipe card above or in this fun looping VINE video to make this creamy guacamole. It's so yummy on everything from chips and veggies to grilled chicken like this lime-marinated chicken recipe.
We shared our recipe for making juicy chicken on the grill. What's your best summer grilling tip? Let me know in the comments!
About the Author
Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.