Grilled Chicken Breasts with Lime Marinade
This grilled chicken breast recipe with southwestern seasonings is delicious as is, or used as a filling for chicken fajitas, as in the similar and related recipes links, allowing one breast for two or three fajitas. The recipe can be made in any amount needed.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 3 large cloves garlic, minced
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder (or hotter chile to taste)
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
Place the chicken in a shallow bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over the chicken, turning the breasts to coat both sides. Let set for 15 to 30 minutes. Heat a grill to high heat. Grill the breasts until just cooked through and the juices run clear, turning to brown both sides, about 7 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Remove from grill, tent with foil, and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
Notes: The chicken can be cooked in a grill pan, skillet or under a hot broiler. If using in fajitas, carve into thin slices about the same size as the vegetables.
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