This weekend was my 1 year Blogiversary! Wahoo! I can’t believe its already been a year and only been a year since I started Carlsbad Cravings in February 2014. Thank you all so much for your support and nice comments! I thought I would celebrate by sharing easy, feistalicious Chili Lime Chicken that I use all the time because it brings the flavor party to everything! Serve it with your favorite Mexican Rice, pile it on your favorite Mexican Salad (like my Southwest Pepper Jack Salad with Creamy Avocado Salsa Dressing – yes please!), as filling overflowing tacos, burritos, wraps fajitas, etc. The possibilities are endless for this chicken and so is the flavor AND its as easy as rub, cook, eat!
The chili lime rub is a simple mixture of olive oil and all my favorite Mexican flair spices: chili powder, chipotle chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper all brightened by fresh lime juice and lime zest. To make, combine these ingredients in a bowl which takes all but a couple minutues…
Then slather your pounded and tenderized thin chicken with the rub to drink up the rainbow of chili lime spices. At this point, if you are pressed for time, you can cook your chicken right away, or if you have 30 minutes, let your chicken rest while you prepare the rest of your meal to further tenderize the chicken and allow the flavors to develop OR for an even greater explosion of flavor, marinate the chicken with the rub for up to 8 hours. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Add your chicken to your hot skillet for a few minutes on one side, flip, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until golden deliciousness is achieved…
Slice and devour a few strips for quality control…
And continue to consume plain, or add Chili Lime Chicken to virtually anything to transform it into a meal almost instantly like this Creamy Baja Avocado Pasta with Chili Lime Chicken (skinny) or
This Top 5 Carlsbad Cravings Recipe (a must try) Chili Lime Chicken Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa.
Juicy fiestalicious Chili Lime Chicken. An effortless party of flavors awaits!
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