Lime Chicken Marinade

This Lime Chicken Marinade is super easy to make and will give your chicken a delicious citrus flavor thanks to the Lime Juice.

lime chicken marinade

I love making this Lime Chicken Marinade. Not only is it super easy to make with common ingredients, you only need to marinate your chicken for a minimum of 30 minutes.

lime chicken marinade ingredients

When it comes time to cook the chicken, make sure you throw out the marinade liquid leftover in the bag. Do not use it to baste the chicken as it contains raw chicken juices.

lime chicken marinade in bag

The USDA recommends an internal temperature of 165°F when cooking chicken. I always use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of meats to ensure it is safe to eat.

lime chicken marinade ready for baking

You may be asking yourself if it’s worth the time and effort to marinate your chicken. I personally like to use a marinade every chance I get. I feel like it adds another dimension to the chicken.

fresh limes

Sure some days we don’t have much time on our hands and need to get cooking ASAP but if you plan accordingly, you can take your chicken to a whole new level with a marinade like this one.

lime chicken marinade
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How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
lime chicken marinade

You will need the following ingredients to make this Lime Chicken Marinade recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Chicken Breasts, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder, Olive Oil, Lime Juice and Salt & Pepper.

  1. Place chicken in a Ziploc bag with garlic, chili powder, oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Seal bag and coat well.
  2. Keep in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Cook chicken using your preferred method.

Printable Recipe Card

lime chicken marinade

Lime Chicken Marinade

This Lime Chicken Marinade is super easy to make and will give your chicken a delicious citrus flavor thanks to the Lime Juice.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 524 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ lbs Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken in a ziploc bag with garlic, chili powder, oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Seal bag and coat well.
  • Keep in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Cook chicken using your preferred method.

Nutrition

Calories: 524kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 73gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 218mgSodium: 418mgPotassium: 1304mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 502IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. G-Ma says:

    This recipe is to die for. So easy to make, and the lime juice just gives it a great taste. A five star in my book.

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