Crazy Chicken Marinade Grilled Chicken Recipe -
Crazy Chicken Marinade Grilled Chicken Recipe
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Crazy Chicken Marinade Grilled Chicken

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 chicken breast halves Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 55 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
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  • 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 22, 2009

I followed this recipe exactly and all we could taste was lime juice. I would never make this recipe again.

Jan 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.

Apr 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!

Nov 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 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!


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  • Calories
  • 226 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 25.6 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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