Southwestern Chicken Marinade

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Spicy Gal

This is a great way to prepare chicken for company -- but it's so easy and quick, it's also a perfect entree for "gotta-make-a-quick-dinner" nights!

Top Review by Rebecca T.

This was a really tasty marinade. Smoky without being spicy. Gives a real aroma and flavor of the Southwest, reminiscent of mesquite grilling. It definitely needs salt, as the other reviewers have said. I do not like balsamic vinegar generally, especially balsamic reduction - but it is undetectable in this dish and serves as a hearty backbone to the spices.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together marinade ingredients.
  2. Coat chicken in marinade.
  3. (Optional: allow chicken to marinate 1-2 hours. On evenings when I don't have time to let it sit, though, it still tastes good when it goes straight to the grill!).
  4. Grill chicken.

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