Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mexican Lime {grilled} Chicken

This marinade is simple and packed with lots of flavor.  The chicken from this marinade would be great on tacos, nachos, quesadilla, etc.  I am pretty sure I could eat Mexican flavored foods every day of the week.  I know, for a fact, that if I were to be stranded on an island and given two things to bring with me they would be chips and salsa. An endless supply of course!

I am one of those people that grills year round, even on a cold snowy day. I just love the flavor it adds to a dish with very little effort.  I'm always looking for simple meals to create with items found in my everyday kitchen. Who wants to be always running to the grocery store, I sure don't!

 This recipe is just that, a creation of my love for Mexican food and items I had on hand.  I really think you can never go wrong when marrying cumin, chili powder, and lime. 

Mexican Lime {grilled} Chicken

  • 3 {all natural} chicken breasts
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 c cider vinegar
  • 1/3 c {fresh} lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
1)  Mix all ingredients (minus chicken) together in a bowl or large ziploc bag.
2)  Cut breasts in half, lengthwise and add to marinade. (this will help the flavors penetrate)
3)  Marinate in fridge for 2-3 hours.
4)  Grill chicken until no longer pink. Chop, shredded, or slice your chicken.

NOTE: This is a mild recipe. Feel free to add chipolte powder, cayenne or fresh jalapeno. 



  1. Yum! I'm adding this to next weeks's menu! :-)

  2. I think we need to try this at the Agudelo house!