Spicy Lime Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins

This marinade is adapted from a recipe found in Chile Pepper magazine. Although I found it delicious, I did not find it "spicy", so if you are not a fan of spicy food, don't let the name scare you away. Next time I make it, I will probably add some crushed red pepper to the marinade. Prep time includes 1 hour to marinate, but you will probably want to marinate the breasts longer than that.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a large, resealable plastic bag and add chicken; tightly seal the bag and refrigerate for 1 to 8 hours, turning occasionally.
  2. Grill over high heat, 4-6 minutes per side (depending on size/thickness of breasts).
  3. To freeze:.
  4. Place chicken and marinade in a freezer bag; seal, label and freeze.
  5. Thaw in fridge overnight and proceed with cooking directions.


Most Helpful

Really good, but not so "spicy". I added Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Cumin, extra Garlic and Lime Zest from 2 limes.

Alan D. May 31, 2015

I actually used this marinade on boneless pork chops rather than chicken and it is great on that as well. I placed the meat and marinade in a zip top bag that I froze. I thawed overnight in the fridge before grilling the chops. They have a great flavor that doesn't turn out too spicy for the kids.

Erindipity October 01, 2007

These were just so good! I marinated these for 8 hours. The marinade was perfectly spiced and left the chicken so moist and flavorful. I didn't add anything additional (ok, I put in more garlic!) and loved the recipe just the way it is.

iris5555 April 25, 2007

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