Thinking about different things to do with grilled chicken and came up with this marinade! It was a hit first time out.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Whisk the lime juice, olive oil, chili powder, sage, oregano, and cumin together in a small bowl. Arrange the chicken breasts in a shallow glass container; pour the lime juice marinade over the chicken. Cover the container with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 1/2 hours, turning the chicken every 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Remove the chicken to a platter and allow to come to room temperature. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Basting with the marinade, grill the chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 8 to 10 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; 10.5 g total fat; 67 mg cholesterol; 101 mg sodium. 9.8 g carbohydrates; 25.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2010
Great marinade! It definitely has a southwestern flair to it. I only used 1 Tbsp. of chili powder and added a tsp. of smoked paprika. I pounded the chicken breasts down thin and let these marinate overnight. The flavor from the lime really came through but wasn't overpowering. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/22/2009
I followed this recipe exactly and all we could taste was lime juice. I would never make this recipe again. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 17
Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2010
Great marinade! It definitely has a southwestern flair to it. I only used 1 Tbsp. of chili powder and added a tsp. of smoked paprika. I pounded the chicken breasts down thin and let these marinate overnight. The flavor from the lime really came through but wasn't overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2010
Great marinade! It definitely has a southwestern flair to it. I only used 1 Tbsp. of chili powder and added a tsp. of smoked paprika. I pounded the chicken breasts down thin and let these marinate overnight. The flavor from the lime really came through but wasn't overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2010
I didn't have any limes so I used 1 lemon per 2 limes for the recipe and also added garlic powder to it. Came out amazing. Will definitely use this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2011
My taste buds are dancing! I loved loved loved it while the hubster just said it was "okay". We have a trailer here in town that sells barbecued (smoked) chicken and it comes with corn tortillas beans rice grilled onion and a couple chipotle peppers and limes and it's known as "trailer chicken" well this is it! I sliced this up and served it with corn tortillas mexican rice tortilla chips and warm jalapeno corn dip and trimmings like mexican cheese and sour cream. All I was missing was some sliced avocado. Thanks for a wonderful meal! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2009
Wicked moist and flavorful! I meant to grill it the same day but ended up baking it the next night. It was marinated over night. I breaded it and baked it 35 mins at 350 and it came out delicious! I baked it on a cookie rack over a baking sheet...Next time I'll try grilling it. Followed the recipe ingredients exactly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2009
WOW!! This is a great recipe. I have been marinating my chicken in a similar marinade for a while since we have lime trees except I have used Old Bay but I love these seasonings. I do marinate for longer but it is good to remember that limes do somewhat cook chicken after too long. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2010
My boyfriend always likes to eat the same things and never likes to change it up. Well I made this put it over white rice and had snow peas with it. At first he looked at it and said "what is this?". I told him what was in it and he just made a face. Well after he took a couple bites that all changed. I was so surprised that he liked it so much. Actually he has asked me to make it on a regular basis. So I would recommend this reciepe to everyone. It may seem like a werid group of ingredients but man is it good. The only thing I did change was I put half of the amount of chili pepper and subsituted the other half of it with smoked paprika. (just because I have terrible acid reflux) Well it worked because I was able to eat it with no problems. Anyone who try's this recipe please rate it and comment. I'd love to see if everyone feels the same. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
Great recipe! The chicken came out moist and flavorful. I marinated mine for about 6 hours before grilling. Thanks for a new keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2010
I added minced garlic and it was very flavorful and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2011
this is a really great recipe. i used mortons chili powder. i only had one lime and one lemon. so i used them both. i added tonys seasonings to it...just because my fiance and i like it. turned out awesome with our chicken tenderloins on thw grill. i cooked a green bean and potatoe dishi found on here with it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/22/2009
I followed this recipe exactly and all we could taste was lime juice. I would never make this recipe again. Read More
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