Mexican Lime Chicken

Sweet, Spicy and Zesty Chicken Dinner
Sweet, Spicy and Zesty Chicken Dinner
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2 Chicken Breast
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 tsp Coriander seeds crushed
1 tsp Lime zest grated
½ tsp Ground paprika
½ tsp Muscovado sugar
1 Lime juiced
6 cloves Garlic unpeeled
2 Red chili fresh

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Mexican Lime Chicken


Everyone that has tried my Mexican Lime Chicken absolutely falls in love with it. It’s perfectly sweet, spicy and zesty with juicy chicken breasts marinated and cooked in olive oil combined with crushed coriander seeds, grated lime zest, paprika, muscovado sugar, lime juice, garlic and fresh red chilis. Have I forgotten anything? Keep it low carb and serve it with salad and salsa!  

To make Mexican Lime Chicken, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Mexican Lime Chicken

Steps to make Mexican Lime Chicken


Combine marinade


In a mixing bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons of olive oil with 1 teaspoon of crushed coriander seeds, 1 teaspoon of grated lime zest, ½ teaspoon of each paprika and ½ teaspoon of light muscovado sugar until combined.


Marinate chicken breasts


In a baking dish, pour the prepared marinade over the 2 chicken breasts and coat well then squeeze some juice from a lime over the chicken. Cover the dish with some plastic wrap and set aside for 25-30 minutes to marinate.


Prepare for roasting


Once marinated, place 1-2 lime slices underneath the skin of each chicken breast and season with some salt and pepper, to taste. Add 6 unpeeled garlic cloves and 2 fresh red chilis, scattered around the baking dish.


Preheat oven


Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C/gas 5/fan oven 170 °C).




Roast in the preheated oven, uncovered, for about 30-35 minutes until the chicken is still soft but cooked through and no longer pink.



Enjoy hot and serve with a salad and/or salsa, if you wish!

Hot on the roaster, this Mexican Lime Chicken is a real hit in my home. What about yours? Healthy, fresh and easy to make! What more does a good dinner need? Let us know your thoughts on these flavors and spices use our hashtag #cookmerecipes to be in touch online!

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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Total Reviews: 12
Estefania Possemato

You'll need some milk beside you if you don't do well with spicy things but this dish is worth all the effort and tongue burning haha.

Aliyana Shimmin

Gluten free and lactose free makes this so much better since most people i know are allergic to both. Good thinking on this dish 10 stars at hart from me.

Saylor Velten

My husband fell in love with this meal! It's become apart of our weekly ritual lmao.

Vada Naas

Devoured this way too fast, the smell was heavenly and the taste was pure deliciousness, can't way to share the crowd pleaser with the fam.

Eisley Bismark

Not bad at all though lemon goes better than lime, lime makes it taste kinda bitter.

Angie Vanbecelaere

Love me some Mexican food! I made sure to try this out alongside the apple churros for dessert, both were AMAZING!! always super flavorful in the Hispanic culture <3

Etta Durland

Too spicy in my opinion, I couldn't handle it at all.

Kaleigh Lemert

Spices were great, maybe a little harsh on the tastebuds but tasty nonetheless.

Alaysia Geagan

Takes a while to roast but worth the time just for the taste.

Samiyah Blossman

Great meal for any day of the week served mine with cheesy garlic bread :)

Emilee Didio

Would rate it higher if i could! This is honestly one of my all time favorite Mexican dishes the second one being the hot chocolate pie...drooling just thinking about it lol!


Great recipe!

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