Grilled Chili Lime Chicken

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! 

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.

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

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken

4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
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!


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. Preheat grill to medium-high. Use tongs to transfer chicken to the grill, then discard the marinade and bag.
  3. Grill for 6-10 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Serve with lime wedges and cilantro if desired.

Recipe Notes

Prep time does not include chilling time.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chili Lime Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 8 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 599mg25%
Potassium 28mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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. 5 stars
    Tried this last night, but baked it in the oven instead and then broiled it to finish it off. It was fantastic! I only marinated it for 30 mins, and it was full of flavor! I will certainly be making this again!

    1. That is SO good to hear! Thanks for sharing! I am so happy it turned out and you all loved it!

      Your Recipe Critic,

  2. 5 stars
    I made chicken skewers with this recipe for a camping trip. did it all ahead of time, froze the chicken in the marinade and cooked over the fire once it thawed. AMAZING! looking forward to trying it again. thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    Best chicken I’ve ever tasted with a few changes to the recipe. Substitute Minced Garlic for Garlic Powder. Add dash of dried oregano. Triple the lime juice. Add 2 tablespoons Sriracha. Add 4 tablespoons honey. Use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts for grilling.

  4. Great recipe, have used it many times but it seems the Oil type and amount are no longer listed. From memory its 4 Tbsp. EVOO I think.

    1. Hi Barbara!
      I know you will love it! Some good side dishes for this would be asparagus, brussel sprouts, or just a good salad is always good. I hope you love it! Thanks so much for following along with me!!

  5. I love this marinade, but a little unsure of how much & what kind of oil to use. It’s not listed with the other ingredients, but in the directions it says to mix the oil & apple cider vinegar together. Please clarify. Thanks

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