Grilled Chili Lime Chicken

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Grilled Chili Lime Chicken is made with tender and juicy grilled chicken with the best chili lime marinade! This is one that your family will love! 

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken on a black plate.

Hey hey it’s Tiffany from Creme de la Crumb here to share one of my very favorite go-to weeknight dinner recipes with you. Grilled chicken is a staple in my house, all year round but especially in the Spring and Summer time, and now that the weather has been warming up, I’ve been using my grill several times a week in celebration.

Simple chili lime marinade in a glass.

This simple chili lime marinade can work its magic in as little as a half hour but if you think ahead, it’s 10 times better if you can let it hang out in the fridge for a few hours. Serve it up with a side salad or your favorite Spring veggies and kick off grilling season with this tasty chili lime grilled chicken!

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken on a black plate.

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken

4.75 from 12 votes
Grilled Chili Lime Chicken is made with tender and juicy grilled chicken with the best chili lime marinade! This is one that your family will love!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Tiffany
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4-6 boneless chicken thighs


  • Whisk together vinegar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and lime juice. Combine with chicken in a zip lock bag, press the excess air out, and seal. Chill for 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high. Use tongs to transfer chicken to the grill, then discard the marinade and bag.
  • Grill for 6-10 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Serve with lime wedges and cilantro if desired.



Prep time does not include chilling time.


Serves: 4

Calories257kcal (13%)Carbohydrates2g (1%)Protein19g (38%)Fat19g (29%)Saturated Fat5g (25%)Polyunsaturated Fat4gMonounsaturated Fat8gTrans Fat1gCholesterol111mg (37%)Sodium686mg (29%)Potassium278mg (8%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A389IU (8%)Vitamin C2mg (2%)Calcium17mg (2%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chili lime chicken and rice
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Tiffany is an avid cook and photographer who enjoys eating food as much as she does preparing it. She likes to focus on quick, no-fuss meals with lots of big, bold flavors the whole family will love. Putting her own tasty spin on a classic meal or flavor combination is her passion!

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  1. Hi I am about to try this recipe. The video shows that oil is added, however, the recipe itself does not list oil as an ingredient. I am going to add 3 tablespoons of oil and I am hoping this will be good.

  2. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe just now and the chicken is absolutely delicious! I prepared the chicken to use in burrito bowls, with rice, beans, pico – so good. I only marinated for little over an hour but I did slice the breasts in half, so they were thinner. I plan to make this often.

  3. 4 stars
    Made this tonight and it was very tasty! We made x2 but used x3 for the marinade for extra flavor. Marinated it in the fridge for about 6 hours. Tossed on the grill and it was done in no time. Everyone loved it! Thanks for a great recipe!

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