Southwest Grilled Chicken

I grill well into autumn.  And I grill a lot of chicken.  I have about three chicken marinades that I rotate through and they are getting a little old.  So, I set out to find a new and different marinade to liven up our grilled chicken.

 Blog-Southwest Chicken

I adapted today’s marinade recipe from here.  It has a Southwestern flair to it so I renamed it Southwest Grilled Chicken.  If you like lime, you’ll love this.  If you are not crazy about lime, you may not like this so much.

Happy Grilling!

Also shared at Whole Foods Friday and Gluten Free Friday. 5-Ingredient Monday . Real Food Wednesday . Allergy Free Wednesday.

Southwest Grilled Chicken


  • 2/3 cup lime juice
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. sage
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 4-6 boneless chicken breasts


  1. Combine all the ingredients except chicken in a glass pan.
  2. Place chicken in pan, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  3. Turn over chicken at least once while marinating, spooning the marinade over chicken.
  4. Grill over medium-high heat until no longer pink and reaches internal temperature of 180 degrees.
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6 Responses to Southwest Grilled Chicken

  1. Kendra says:

    Fun fact: we grill until it hits -35 and so cold that the gas turn liquid in the canister!

  2. Erin S says:

    Thanks for linking-up to 5-Ingredient Mondays. My partner would drool over this chicken, I’ll have to make it for him 🙂 Hope to see you back this week!

  3. Nancy says:

    Today I made your sweet potato cupcakes. They were by far the most delicious incredible allergy free cupcakes ever. The “crumb” was perfect. No one would ever know they are allergy free! You should win a prize for this one! One question – The frosting was delicious, but I didn’t know if you meant to use shortening, like Spectrum palm, or an Earth balance buttery spread or stick because of the wording – “dairy and soy free” because typically shortening is dairy and soy free. I ended up using, a combination of Spectrum and buttery spread, which was great! Just wondered exactly what you used.

    • admin says:

      Oh, I’m so glad you liked them. It is by far one of our favorites! I was referring to Spectrum shortening, because regular shortening like Crisco/generic versions is made from soy. Thanks for pointing it out that it may be confusing, I’ll go and fix that in the recipe to avoid any confusion for others. I did enter this recipe into a contest and it didn’t win. I was rather bummed. But thanks again for coming by and telling of your experience. I’m happy you like them.

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