This recipe is so popular with family and friends. I love making it, and it's so easy and delicious. It's so good with grilled corn on the cob and a potato salad. If I use chicken breasts, I cut the breasts into chunks after grilling and mix the grilled chicken into Fettucine Alfredo. It's so good!

Tina Andre' Fox
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Wash chicken parts. Pat dry thoroughly. Pierce all pieces with a fork. In a small bowl, combine the seasoning salt, ground black pepper and cayenne pepper. Rub all chicken parts with the spices, then place the chicken into a large, resealable plastic bag.

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  • In a separate medium bowl, combine the lime juice, olive oil, garlic and cilantro. Mix well and pour into the bag with the chicken. Seal and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat and lightly oil grate.

  • Remove chicken from the refrigerator and pour marinade into a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil for about 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Grill chicken for about 1 1/2 hours. Brush with the marinade every 15 minutes. Chicken is done when juices run clear.

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Nutrition Facts

746 calories; 61.3 g total fat; 170 mg cholesterol; 392 mg sodium. 5.6 g carbohydrates; 42.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2004
We made this recently and it was a big hit even with my kids. We used 3 large skinless and boneless chicken breasts and used a lot less marinade- about 1/2 cup lime juice and a little less than 1/2 cup olive oil but the same amount of spices and it was perfect. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I honestly didn't like the chicken by itself very much but I did really enjoy it when I used the leftovers in chicken tortilla soup. It gave it more flavor and was very enjoyable. Read More
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88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2004
We made this recently and it was a big hit even with my kids. We used 3 large skinless and boneless chicken breasts and used a lot less marinade- about 1/2 cup lime juice and a little less than 1/2 cup olive oil but the same amount of spices and it was perfect. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2004
We made this recently and it was a big hit even with my kids. We used 3 large skinless and boneless chicken breasts and used a lot less marinade- about 1/2 cup lime juice and a little less than 1/2 cup olive oil but the same amount of spices and it was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2010
This chicken is so good - thank you Tina! I used boneless chicken breasts (a little over a pound) that I pounded down to about 1/2 inch thick. For the rub I added 1/4 tsp. of chili powder and 1/4 tsp. of cumin. I put everything into a ziploc bag added the olive oil (1/2 cup) garlic lime juice (1 cup) and cilanto along with some lime zest. I let this marinate for 24 hours. I didn't bother boiling the excess marinade - there wasn't much left as the chicken soaked it up plus I usually just baste it during grilling. This chicken was moist had a nice kick to it and was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very good but my family asked me to make it with boneless chicken breasts next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
The flavour of the chicken is fantastic! I used a whole chicken and butterflied it down the back. I have also used boneless skinless chicken breasts. The chicken is so tender! I will be using this over and over again. I had a 3 lb chicken and found half of the lime and oil was enough. Didn't cut down on the other ingredients though. I used bottled lime juice and it was just fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2010
Mmmmm.... So good! I used less olive oil than called for and also left out the cilantro (allergy) and this was fantastic! I did marinate the chicken for more than 24 hours. Served it over Strawberry Spinach Salad from this site. The strawberries and lime complement each other wonderfully. Thanks Tina! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2006
I have been making this recipe for years - yet have failed to mention how amazing it was to the allrecipes world! Thank you for sharing a perfect marinade! Instead of whole chicken pieces I use boneless skinless thighs or breast tenders and it is perfect every time! Tina - this is the BEST! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
To cut down on the preparation time for this recipe I used 1/2 fresh squeezed lime juice and 1/2 "Reallime" juice. It was very moist and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2009
12/7/09 I made & reviewed back in July. I made it again this weekend and marinated it longer - 5 hours - and it was a little too tangy. I think I will cut back on the oil next time. Still a great recipe I'll make again and again. 7/8/09 - This was fantastic! I used boneless chicken breasts (adjusted grill time) kept the same ratio of juice to oil marinated 2 hours - super great flavor! I reduced the reserved marinade by half and used as final glaze. Thanks for the deliciousness Tina! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very good super easy and flavorful. We went with 1 tsp. of red pepper instead of 1/2 for a little extra zip. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I honestly didn't like the chicken by itself very much but I did really enjoy it when I used the leftovers in chicken tortilla soup. It gave it more flavor and was very enjoyable. Read More
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