Chicken Lime Mojo

"This is yummy! Not sure where it came from. Times are estimated."
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  • Make spice mix: combine cumin seeds, peppercorns and coriander seeds in a skillet over medium heat. Toast until fragrant, a few minutes. Finely grind toasted spices. Transfer to a small bowl and add sugar and salt.
  • Make lime mojo: combine all ingredients.
  • Rub spice mix on chicken and place in a ziploc bag with lime mojo. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Barbecue (or bake) chicken until cooked through. Serve.

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  1. MarraMamba
    This was delicious, i made it for lunch and so easy. Loved the lime and heat. One change i made was subbing Dar Jeerah powder for the coriander and cumin seed which i did not have. Dar Jeerah is a fabulous indian spice 2 to 1 mix of ground cumin to coriander. Makes life easy when both are called for. Oh and bc its freezing here, i made this in the skillet then added a half tablespoon of butter and a couple of tablespoons of water to the left over pan and made a little sauce with the marinade.
  2. DailyInspiration
    Loved the rub and the marinade -- the cilantro in the marinade really adds so much flavor to the chicken. I cut the chicken breasts in half so they would take less time on the grill. That means that I have chicken leftover for a nice chicken-avocado sandwich tomorrow.
  3. teresas
    Personally, I thought this had just the right amount of heat. And we love "HEAT" here in this house. I cooked it on the grill and let it marinate for 1 hour. You can really taste the cumin so if you are not a fan, cut the amount down or don't make this. :) Very juicy chicken. Thanks for posting.
  4. KateL
    Wonderful earthy taste! I baked this the night before (350F/50 minutes), and reheated 45 minutes at 250F, and served it with fried rice.
    • Review photo by KateL
  5. 2Bleu
    We took another reviewers suggestion and pureed the mojo. The heat was perfect and the cumin (which we love), comes thru nicely. We baked it and served it with steamed rice for a wonderful and healthy Lite-Bleu meal. Thanks again Maito, for a really nice recipe.


  1. KateL
    I baked at 350F for 50 minutes the night before, then reheated at 250F for 45 minutes the next night.



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