Chili Lime Grilled Chicken

Picture this: a warm, sun-dappled backyard, the gentle sizzle of a grill, and the irresistible aroma of Chili Lime Grilled Chicken wafting through the air. This recipe is a delightful marriage of zesty flavors and tender meat that guarantees a fiesta in every bite.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the lime juice, lime zest, minced garlic, chili powder, cayenne pepper, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing the flavors to meld.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, letting any excess drip off.
  4. Grill the chicken for about 6-7 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) and the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Remove from the grill and let the chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with your favorite sides.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Marinating Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Amp up your grilling game with this tantalizing Chili Lime Grilled Chicken. The tangy lime and spicy chili blend perfectly to create a dish that’s bursting with flavor.

Nutrition: Calories: 220 | Protein: 28g | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

As the sun sets and laughter fills the air, Chili Lime Grilled Chicken brings everyone together. Each bite transports you to a Mexican getaway, where the zesty marinade dances on your taste buds, and the succulent chicken satisfies your cravings. This dish isn’t just about food; it’s about creating cherished moments and unforgettable flavors that linger long after the meal is over.