Chili Lime Roasted Chicken

Wonderful roasted chicken dinner and it’s so easy to make! Chicken breast marinated in chili-lime marinate and roasted to juicy perfection!

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Oh my gosh…I’m definitely in a home stretch here!! TWO weeks left until I graduate!!

It’s been crunch time like you wouldn’t believe. I’m finishing my last paper and have to handle all the gradation details. I can’t believe that it’s so close. I am nearly done! Well, I’ll be done with this degree. Feels like I’ll never be done with the next one. Ph.D. work will be the longest one yet but I have a good feeling about it.  Even though I’m scared to death, I’m excited to do some “grown up” academic work. So please, wish me luck getting into the program I want to get into, everyone!!

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These last couple of weeks, cooking is suffering a bit and I have to stick to easy recipes. This Chili Lime Roasted Chicken can’t get any easier! All you have to do is throw the ingredients in a bowl, marinade chicken and then roast it for about an hour. Easy and to die for!

I recommend using chicken on bone and with skin still on because it will be a little more flavorful and juicy. You can of course use boneless/skinless chicken breast if you can’t find breast on bone. You can also throw in some cut-up potatoes and carrots in the skillet to roast with chicken. Or you can serve it with a side salad, which is what I like to do.

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Chili Lime Roasted Chicken

Chili Lime Roasted Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts on bone
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp chile powder (I used Ancho Chile Powder)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 tsp fresh minced cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 large lime
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Slice half the lime in thin slices to be added to the chicken, then zest and juice the remaining half for the marinade. Whisk all ingredients, except chicken, in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add chicken breasts and coat them in the mixture very well. Try to get some of the mixture under the skin so the flavors cook through more.
  4. Marinade chicken breasts for about 15 minutes.
  5. Place on a seasoned cast iron skillet (you can use a baking dish as well, or a roasting pan), spread the marinade over chicken and bake for 60-75 minutes, depending on the size of chicken breasts. Cut into the thickest part of the chicken and press lightly. If juice runs out clear, it's ready.

Notes

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Comments

  1. Great recipes. Thanks so much.

  2. We really prefer chicken breast on the bone with the skin. It has more flavor and is juicier. And we all need easy recipes for THOSE days that we can’t devote as much time to the meal. Good luck on getting the program you want for you PhD. BTW — when you make a meal and are ready for photos how do you keep the hungry hoard from complaining too much?

    • Haha, Marisa, they know already! I’ve been doing this long enough that they know the routine :) I usually only take 5-10 minutes to shoot, so noone is left hungry for long.
      Thank you, Marisa!!

  3. Congrats on your upcoming graduation and good luck getting into that program, Lyuba! I saw this chicken on IG and knew I would love it. These flavors sound as good as it looks, and it would be a hit in my house!

  4. This chicken looks delicious! I love lime and will try to add it to everything. I can’t wait to try this out. Good luck with your program!

  5. Auntiepatch says:

    Good for you! I worked for 30 years making 1/2 what my degreed fellow employees made. (One was in kindergarten when I started my job!) Go get ‘em!

  6. This chicken sounds absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to get home from work to start it. (Yes, I’m reading email at work!) :-) Thanks for sharing.

    Linda

    • Haha, I used to read email at work all the time :) Don’t feel bad!
      Thank you, Linda and I hope you love it!

  7. This chicken looks absolutely fantastic Lyuba and big congrats for your upcoming graduation. You must be so proud! :)

  8. This chicken looks absolutely fantastic Lyuba. I love the combo of lime + chile + jalapeno.
    Big congrats for your upcoming graduation and good luck getting into that program!

  9. Yes Yes Yes! This is my time of roasted chicken! Loving these flavors! Pinned :)

  10. The Roasted Chicken and pictures look incredible!

  11. I made this today and it is absolutely delicious! Thanks for such a great recipe.

  12. This looks absolutely scrumptious!!! It’s literally making my mouth water… lol I’ve been on an “everything must have lime in it” kick the last month, and this will definitely be made this week. Thanks for sharing! xo

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