This recipe is very easy to make! Perfect for summer barbeques, but it can be broiled indoors anytime. Always a favorite!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a shallow glass dish, mix the oil, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Add chicken, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour, turning occasionally.

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  • Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken for 6 to 8 minutes each side, or until juices run clear.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cook time, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

242.2 calories; 24.6 g protein; 1 g carbohydrates; 67.1 mg cholesterol; 446.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2006
I made a few changes that made this a 5 star recipe for me. I doubled the amount of lime juice and garlic and allowed the chicken to marinate overnight for a flavorful juicy chicken breast. I served this topped with black bean salsa (from this website) and a pepper jack quesadilla with guacomole on the side. Wonderful!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2012
Spicy Grilled Chicken Haiku: "Not spicy enough. But the lime was a nice touch. Marinate longer?" The flavor was a bit subtle on this one perhaps it needed longer marinating than the suggested 1 hour. I didn't really find these to be all that spicy but the chicken itself was moist and the citrus had a nice zing but overall I wasn't too terribly impressed. Read More
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229 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 153
  • 4 star values: 56
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2006
I made a few changes that made this a 5 star recipe for me. I doubled the amount of lime juice and garlic and allowed the chicken to marinate overnight for a flavorful juicy chicken breast. I served this topped with black bean salsa (from this website) and a pepper jack quesadilla with guacomole on the side. Wonderful!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2006
I made a few changes that made this a 5 star recipe for me. I doubled the amount of lime juice and garlic and allowed the chicken to marinate overnight for a flavorful juicy chicken breast. I served this topped with black bean salsa (from this website) and a pepper jack quesadilla with guacomole on the side. Wonderful!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2009
Very good marinade. Overall the chicken turned out moist and citrusy with a little kick from the red pepper flakes. I used olive oil vs. veg. oil and cut the boneless chicken into chunks before marinating to make kabobs. I also added some white wine vinegar to tenderize the chicken. I didn't have fresh oregano so I used dried. I let this marinate for 8 hours and skewered this with red and green peppers cherry tomatoes and red onion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2002
This a very easy recipe for chicken breasts. The marinade adds lots of tangy flavor. We ate the chicken plain with artichokes however I bet it would be delicious in a salad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very tasty. Flavors were very subtle though. I think next time I'll marinate longer. Also used dried oregano as I did not have fresh. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very good and simple marinade. I did put the chicken in overnight. Added more lime juice garlic and red pepper - also a little cayenne. Will use this often for the ease and flavor. Thank you!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2006
Very good marinade for chicken. I ended up marinating two boneless chicken breasts and two thighs for almost 2 days as I didn't cook it the first night I thought I was going to. It turned out so good and tasty. The only change I made was to leave out the salt. Might try a bit more red pepper flakes next time. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2011
I always cut chicken breasts in half so they're thinner and this recipe rewarded that because with just 2 hours marinating the flavors really came through. I'm so tired of chicken marinades that don't really permeate the meat but not here. The lime garlic and pepper were very present. Sadly the pepper flakes only ended up on half of my piece. Next time I'll use cayenne or hot sauce to make sure I get an even coating of spice. I served it with rice pilaf and grilled pineapple spears and was told to "Make this again!" We loved it! Update Made this for Mom and she only let put in a dash or two of hot sauce afraid of too much heat. It was much worse for the change tasting like lime chicken with not much else going on. Do not omit or reduce the pepper flake or sauce it's really needed to make this dish shine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Not bad! I did leave substitute garlic powder for the fresh garlic since I don't care for the fresh stuff. It was not as spicy as I expected so next time I will add more pepper flakes. Overall it was good and I would make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I was surprised at how well the chicken took the taste of the marinade. It was a wonderful meal with some fresh steamed green beans and golden cornbread. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2012
Spicy Grilled Chicken Haiku: "Not spicy enough. But the lime was a nice touch. Marinate longer?" The flavor was a bit subtle on this one perhaps it needed longer marinating than the suggested 1 hour. I didn't really find these to be all that spicy but the chicken itself was moist and the citrus had a nice zing but overall I wasn't too terribly impressed. Read More
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