How to make fiesta lime chicken?

Ingredients for Fiesta Lime Chicken

Before you start preparing the marinade, gather all the ingredients you will need for making Fiesta Lime Chicken. Here is a list of the ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Make sure to have all the ingredients at hand before proceeding to the next step.

Preparing the Marinade

To make the marinade for the chicken, start by whisking together the olive oil, lime juice, honey, chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix everything well until the ingredients are fully combined.

Marinating the Chicken

Once the marinade is ready, place the chicken breasts in a large resealable bag or a shallow dish, and pour the marinade over it. Make sure the chicken is fully coated with the marinade. Seal the bag or cover the dish with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours.

Preheat the Grill

Before grilling the chicken, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Brush the grates with oil to prevent sticking.

Grilling the Chicken

Take the chicken out of the marinade and discard any excess marinade. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 6-7 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Preparing the Lime Sauce

To make the lime sauce, whisk together 1/2 cup of sour cream, 1/4 cup of mayo, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a bowl.

Serving Suggestions for Fiesta Lime Chicken

Serve the grilled chicken with lime sauce on top, and garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges. You can also serve it with a side of rice or veggies.

Tips for Perfect Fiesta Lime Chicken

To ensure that the chicken is cooked evenly, pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness before marinating. Also, avoid overcooking the chicken to prevent it from becoming dry.

Variations to Try

Add some spice to the marinade by adding some jalapeno peppers or cayenne pepper. You can also add some diced pineapples to the marinade for a tropical twist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long should I marinate the chicken?
A: The minimum marinating time is 30 minutes, but you can marinate the chicken for up to 8 hours for maximum flavor.

Q: Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?
A: Yes, you can use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts.

Storing and Reheating Fiesta Lime Chicken

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the chicken in a microwave-safe dish and heat for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.

Enjoy Your Homemade Fiesta Lime Chicken

With these easy steps, you can make delicious Fiesta Lime Chicken with a tangy lime sauce that’s perfect for any occasion. Enjoy your homemade Fiesta Lime Chicken with your family and friends!

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Elise DeVoe

Elise is a seasoned food writer with seven years of experience. Her culinary journey began as Managing Editor at the College of Charleston for Spoon University, the ultimate resource for college foodies. After graduating, she launched her blog, Cookin’ with Booze, which has now transformed into captivating short-form videos on TikTok and Instagram, offering insider tips for savoring Charleston’s local cuisine.

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