Chili Lime Roasted Chicken

Chicken breast marinated in chili-lime marinade and roasted to juicy perfection!
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, chili, Lime, marinade


  • 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


  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.

Recipe Notes

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