Today I present my Chili Lime Chicken recipe. If you’re tired of boring, dried-out chicken breasts, then this recipe is for you. With four simple steps, you’ll be on your way to a delicious meal. Let’s get started.
We’ll begin with our marinade by mixing together some chili powder, salt ground black pepper some garlic powder onion powder some Cayenne pepper and a substitute equal to one teaspoon of regular sugar. Mix these dry ingredients together. Now add some apple cider vinegar lime juice and some oil.
I’m using avocado oil but any oil will work. Give another mix to combine. Now set this aside. You’ll need about two pounds of boneless, skinless, chicken breasts. As you see, these are the full breasts with the tenderloin still attached. Prep the chicken by first removing the tenderloin. You also want to remove any excess fat if you see any. And now cut the remaining breast in half.
One of the main reasons chicken breasts can be dry and flavorless is that most of the flavor is added to the outside before cooking. By making these thinner we’re adding more surface area. That, along with the marinating process equals more flavor inside and out.
Once the chicken has been prepped, and depending on the space you have in your refrigerator, place in a bowl or Ziploc bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken. Gently stir or massage the chicken to ensure that all the surface area of the chicken is exposed to the marinade.