Chicken Marinade Recipe

This marinade has a bright Mexican-style flavor that can be used with either bone-in chicken pieces or boneless skinless chicken breasts. It uses fresh ingredients such as cilantro, garlic, and fresh zested limes for a distinct Tex-Mex flavor. It goes really well with my grilled chicken sandwich.

Chicken Marinade Recipe

Serving Size: 6-8

Chicken Marinade Recipe


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ tablespoon cumin powder
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2-4 chicken breasts


  1. Mix together marinade ingredients well and place in a Ziplock bag.
  2. Add 2-4 chicken breasts, either cut in half into cutlets, or pounded flat between two sheets of plastic wrap.
  3. Marinate about 1 hour in the refrigerator, then grill or barbecue chicken.

Recipe by Jason Hill /