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Heat up the grill, you're going to love this chili lime chicken! Here's a platter of cooked chicken and who's hungry?

The BEST Chili Lime Chicken

The BEST Grilled Chili Lime Chicken starts with a ridiculously simple chili lime marinade. This is a wonderfully simple recipe that your whole family will request over and over again!
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
marinade 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 426kcal
Author Deb Clark


  • 6 chicken breasts breasts or thighs, use your favorite cut of meat!
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 limes zested and juiced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin


  • Start by making the marinade
  • Measure the olive oil and add it to a measuring cup or small bowl.
  • Juice and zest the limes - add them to the bowl.
  • Mince the garlic and cilantro. Measure the spices and add everything to the bowl.
  • Whisk everything together well. Pour into a ziplock bag.
  •  Add the chicken. Massage all the spices into the chicken. Allow to set for 30 minutes. Do not refrigerate, this way the meat will come to room temperature and be better for grilling!
  • Now it's time to grill! Remove from the marinade, heat your grill and grill the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Cover and allow to rest for 30 minutes. Enjoy!


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 1046mg | Potassium: 867mg | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 9.5mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.3mg