Southwest Chicken Marinade and Baked Chicken

Delicious baked chicken marinaded in a southwest chicken marinade and baked with bell peppers and onions.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
marinading time 12 hours
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 867 kcal


Southwest chicken marinade

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 large limes (juice from limes)
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1.5 tsp salt (more or less to taste)

Baked chicken:

  • 10 chicken thighs, bone in
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • Salt if needed
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Marinading chicken:

  1. For marinade, simply combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. 

  2. Place chicken thighs into a large (gallon) zip lock bag. Pour in the marinade. Try to get most of the air out of the bag before closing it. Lay the bag on it's side and make sure chicken and marinade are spread evenly. Place into a large pan to prevent leaks in the refrigerator and refrigerate overnight. 

Baked chicken:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9x13 casserole dish.

  2. Slice peppers and onion thinly and spread about 2/3 of the veggies in the bottom of the casserole dish. 

  3. Take chicken thighs out of the marinade and place them on top of veggies, side by side. 

  4. Spread the rest of the veggies around the chicken and pour marinade over the everything. 

  5. Bake for 70-85 minutes, depending of thickness of thicken. 
    (Note: chicken breasts will take less time because there are no bones.)

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Southwest Chicken Marinade and Baked Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 867 Calories from Fat 630
% Daily Value*
Fat 70g108%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 283mg94%
Sodium 939mg41%
Potassium 800mg23%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 2195IU44%
Vitamin C 70.2mg85%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.