Mexican Grilled Chicken

"We love this chicken. The marinade whips up in a minute in the food processor or blender. Preparation time does not include time to marinate."
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Ready In:




  • Put all marinade ingredients in the blender or food processor and liquify.
  • Put marinade in a gallon-size zip lock bag and add chicken pieces. Turn a few times to distribute marinade.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours I leave it for about 10 hours.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and place on hot grill. Discard marinade.
  • Grill, turning occasionally, until chicken is cooked through.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Jenny F.
    Am I able to bake this chicken in the oven or has to be grilled?


  1. Nicole S.
    Great recipe - thank you! We like extra spice in our house so the first time I made this I added a whole jalapeno (with seeds) and the second tome I added 3 pickled habanos (with seeds) had a great kick and awesome flavor both ways.
  2. momaphet
    Due to a time factor I played with the preparation of this recipe and it still came out quite delicious.<br/><br/>Instead of marinating I rubbed all the herbs and spices onto the slightly pounded boneless chicken breasts then pan grilled them in the olive oil. after cooking and cooling slightly I cut up the chicken and used it top a salad which I made a lime/orange vingrette with chipotle and garlic to compliment the spices in the chicken. The combination was great though I could easily have eaten the chicken on its own as it was very flavorful. This one's a keeper! Thanks for sharing, made for ZWT 8 by one of The Wild Bunch
  3. mommyluvs2cook
    One of the best chicken marinades EVER! I got this marinated for about 4-5 hours. Wow the flavor really stuck and got through the meat really well. Yummy stuff!
  4. lins21lins
    This is an excellent recipe that i have made 7 or 8 times. I love grilling and this marinade is so easy to throw together. I do leave out the chipotle powder if i am serving kids and have used orange in place of the lime and it still comes out fantastic every time. Thanks!
  5. Heidi_12577388
    I have made this Mexican chicken several times because we love the taste and it's super easy. Great choice for summer cookout paired with Mexican rice and corn on the cob. Yummy!


  1. cynthiagober
    I blended 2 little compari tomatoes into this, reduced salt to 1/2 tsp, apple cider vinegar (no limes in house) , cumin seed (vs. powder) and used 1/2 hot paprika, and 1/2 sweet. Used an entire bunch of cilantro, the rest followed as printed. This is super, can be used as a salsa verde for chips with the addition of the tomatoes.



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