Spicy and Tangy Jalapeno Lime Chicken Recipe

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Spicy and Tangy Jalapeno Lime Chicken Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on January 03, 2024

This Jalapeno Lime Chicken recipe is a perfect balance of spicy and tangy flavors. The chicken is marinated in a mixture of fresh jalapenos, lime juice, and spices, which infuses it with a delicious kick. Grilled to perfection, this chicken is juicy, tender, and full of flavor. It's a versatile recipe that can be served as a main course or used in tacos, salads, or sandwiches. Whether you're hosting a summer barbecue or simply craving a flavorful meal, this Jalapeno Lime Chicken is sure to impress!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the diced jalapenos, lime juice, minced garlic, olive oil, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well to make the marinade.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a ziplock bag or shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, making sure it coats evenly. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or preferably overnight.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off.
  4. Grill the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C).
  5. Transfer the grilled chicken to a cutting board and let it rest for a few minutes. Slice the chicken into thin strips.
  6. Serve the Jalapeno Lime Chicken as a main course with rice and vegetables, or use it in tacos, salads, or sandwiches for a flavorful twist on your favorite dishes.

Interesting Facts

  • Jalapenos are rich in vitamins A and C, which can help boost your immune system.
  • The acidity in lime juice helps tenderize the chicken and adds a tangy flavor.
  • Grilling the chicken adds a smoky flavor and enhances the overall taste of the dish.
  • You can adjust the spiciness of the chicken by adding more or less jalapenos, depending on your preference.