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Lime Chicken Marinade Recipe

If you enjoy Mexican foods you probably know using plain chicken in your recipes can get old after awhile. Although there is nothing wrong with using plain chicken, it may be time to add a marinade to your recipes. This lime chicken marinade is perfect for Mexican dishes such as quesadillas, tacos, or burritos. You can even grill the chicken breasts whole and eat them that way. The chicken should be marinated for at least 6 hours but overnight is recommended to get the most flavor. The marinade ingredients complement each other nicely. To give you an idea, some of the ingredients include red wine vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, and garlic.


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Lime Chicken Marinade Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 2 teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 green onions (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • Zest from ½ lime


  1. In a sealable plastic bag or bowl combine red wine vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, green onions, garlic, and lime zest. Add chicken. Seal and refrigerate for 6 hours to overnight.
  2.  Once the chicken is done marinating, heat and grease an outdoor grill (or indoor grill pan) and grill chicken until it is fully cooked and has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

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