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Southwest Grilled Chicken

“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


  • 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)


  • 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.
  • Drain chicken, discarding marinade in bag. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 166 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • pajamaangel
    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
    Jul 14, 2011

    Simple to prepare. Mildly flavored.

  • minniecat38
    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
    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
    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.