chili lime chicken

Chili Lime Chicken

Author: admin
Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Serves: 4 servings



  • 2 lbs chicken thighs skin-on
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tsp lime zest
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 TBS fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeños finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS chili powder


  • Rinse the chicken thighs, remove any bones. Leave the skin on, and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Get a big bowl, mixing all the ingredients of the Marinade together using a whisk. Make sure the Marinade is well combined together.
  • Add chicken to the Marinade, make sure to stir and coat the chicken evenly. Marinate for 2 hours.
  • Fire up the grill, brush a little bit of oil on the surface. Add a little bit of the garlic, cilantro, and jalapeno from the Marinade on top of the chicken and grill them until they turn golden brown and charred on both sides. Serve immediately. 


Cook's Note: You can make this chili lime chicken with a cast-iron grill pan or regular skillet. Preheat the oven to 400F and bake it for about 20-25 minutes or until the skin becomes brown and charred.

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