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Mexican Lime Grilled Chicken

Mexican Lime Grilled Chicken



Serves 4

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ cup avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • ½ cup lime juice 
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  1. Whisk together the chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and cumin. Add the oil and lime juice and whisk until well combined. 
  2. Pour marinade over chicken and in a bowl or in a bag. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours up to overnight. 
  3. Remove chicken from the fridge about 30 minutes prior to grilling. Preheat the grill or grill pan over medium/high heat. Grill chicken for 5-7 minutes per side, per inch of thickness. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.


This marinade can be doubled or tripled for more meat and would also be great on red meat, shrimp or fish.