Mexican-style Grilled Chicken

Mexican-style Grilled Chicken

Ready in 45 minutes

Marinating the chicken overnight is the secret to this recipe -- the marinade sinks into the meat, and the lime serves as a tenderizer. Using bone-in chicken breasts gives the dish even more flavor.

"From a border town where Mexican food is prominent, this is very close to what I call authentic. Great taste for little time. If you marinate longer than 3 hours, it would taste even better. "

- kazilla

Top-ranked recipe named "Mexican-style Grilled Chicken"

4.7 avg, 7 review(s) 100% would make again

Ingredients

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6 each Chicken breast
1/2 cup Fresh lime juice; about 4-5 limes
1/3 cup olive oil
4 clove Garlic; minced
1 tablespoon Paprika
1 teaspoon Chili powder
2 teaspoon Kosher salt
3 tablespoon Cilantro; chopped, plus extra for garnish

Original recipe makes 6

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Preparation

Place the chicken in a 9-by-13-inch pan.

In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients except the garnish. Pour over the chicken and marinate for 1 hour or, ideally, overnight in the refrigerator.

Take the chicken out of the refrigerator an hour before cooking. Heat the grill to medium high. Grill the chicken for about 10 to 12 minutes per side, turning often to avoid burning. Remove and serve on a platter with cilantro sprigs.

To grill chicken indoors: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and place a baking sheet on the middle rack. Heat a grill pan on the stove over high heat. When the pan is hot, add the chicken, skin side down, and grill just until grill marks are formed on the chicken, about 3 minutes. Remove and place on the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until cooked through. This method prevents smoking while imparting the chicken with a grilled flavor.

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I served this with a Chile Verde Cilantro sauce and creme Fresh, Very Very Tastey, this is not my recipe, just my photo, CCheryl photo by CCheryl CCheryl

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Great recipe! What is the green sauce in the photo?
RSBenham 1 year ago
Unbelievably flavorful! We will use this again and again.
Amyo031503 3 years ago
Excellente, thanks, CCheryl,,,this recipe was so good it needed a photo.
CCheryl 4 years ago
I've been searching a long time for a recipe like this that tastes as close to authentic as you can get. This was a HUGE hit! I will be making this over and over again.
4 years ago
Would have given 4.5 stars, if it was a rating option. Very pleased with results and simplicity! I finished the grilling with a jack cheese, jalapeno strip topping.
173234 4 years ago
From a border town where Mexican food is prominent, this is very close to what I call authentic. Great taste for little time. If you marinate longer than 3 hours, it would taste even better.
kazilla 5 years ago
[I posted this recipe.]
cleverkt 6 years ago
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