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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
🐓 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 (which prevents cross-contamination).
Wash all utensils and cutting boards (if applicable).
If marinating the chicken, make sure you toss the juices before you cook. Don't ever use the juice from the marinade.
Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
For more great recipes with Fresh Lime Juice, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
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.
🥣 How do I make Lime Chicken Marinade
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.
Lime Chicken Marinade
- 1 ½ lbs Chicken Breasts
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 3 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Place chicken in a zip loc 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.
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.
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.