Pepper Lime Chicken

Pepper Lime Chicken Recipe

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Heidi Edwards


Original recipe only called for the Ingredients I haven't listed as Optional. It also called for broiling the chicken and marinating w/ the juice. Over the years though I have really modified it to make it more in the Oven and avoid having to broil it. I don't care for time consuming recipes/difficult. I like simple :) I like also using the left over juice by spooning a tiny bit over my chicken & rice (I use either spanish or white rice for a side & warm tortillas if you like). Hope you enjoy it. It's one of my personal favorites to make.


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Approx 4
15 Min
45 Min


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2 1/2 lb
meaty chicken pieces (i prefer bone in thighs)
1/2 tsp
finely shredded lime peel
1/4 c
lime juice
1 Tbsp
cooking oil
1 clove
minced garlic
1 tsp
ground black pepper
1 tsp
dried basil & mexican oregano
1/4 tsp
roma tomato, chopped (optional)
1 Tbsp
cilantro, fresh chopped finely (optional)
1/4 c
onion, minced (optional)
jalapenos, fresh seeded/minced (optional)
1/3 c
green pepper &/or red peppers, chopped (optional)
1 pinch
optional spices you can use: ground cumin (or) ground red pepper, i use about a pinch of either one i prefer to use at the time.

How to Make Pepper Lime Chicken


  • 1Rinse chicken pat dry. Skin side down on unheated rack of broiler pan broil 4-5 inches from the heat about 20 min or until lightly browned
  • 2Meanwhile, for lime glaze, in bowl stir in lime peel, lime juice, oil, garlic, black pepper, basil and salt brush chicken with the glaze. Turn chicken; brush with more glaze. Broil for 5-15 min more or until tender and no longer pink. Brush often with lime glaze during last 5 min of cooking. (I prefer to BAKE this, will add below that option)
  • 3***Another way I have made this is by BAKING in oven. just adding all Ingredients in oven proof casserole dish/covered, baked for 350 for approx 45 min or until no longer pink. I have also use this juice in the dish to serve over the chicken and my Spanish rice or white rice (that is normally what I serve w/ it)**** I tend to cook it this way, it's much EASIER for me! I love simple and easy!

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About Pepper Lime Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #lime, #pepper, #chicken

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