Southwest Grilled Chicken Recipe
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Southwest Grilled Chicken Recipe

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“Lime juice and a splash of pepper sauce lend refreshing zest to this flavorful take on grilled chicken. It's so easy, you'll make it often.” —Molly Seidel, Edgewood, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 166 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 29g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 0 fat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 1 hour.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade in bag. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Southwest Grilled Chicken in Country Woman April/May 2009, p40

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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pajamaangel 165882
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"The next time I make this I will use less lime juice as it was overpowering all the other seasonings in this dish."

AdriaD 144117
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

"Simple to prepare. Mildly flavored."

minniecat38 124125
Reviewed May. 15, 2011

"I combined this recipe with a similar one and added pepper jack cheese, bacon strips and served it as a sandwich on toasted sourdough. It was pretty good, but I broiled the chicken in the oven instead of grilling it. The flavor was still good, but I think grilling is probably the way to go."

babbikahan 99397
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"This was ok, easy and the chicken absorbed the flavor really well. Personally I didn't particularly care for the flavor, though."

tkarinas 180765
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"Southwest grilled chicken is a simple, easy dinner to make, and one my family simply loves. It's a keeper and definitely going in my recipe box."

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