Thursday, January 5, 2012

Chili Lime Chicken

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My husband is a huge fan of some crazy mexican chicken from a certain fast food place. Unfortunately, we don't have one in our town, so he never gets to enjoy this very special chicken meal. Being the wonderful wife that I am, I have created my own version of this delicious chicken that goes well with some tortillas, beans, spanish rice and salsa! It is simply amazing and wonderful and can make for a very fun, hands-on dinner!

Chile Lime Chicken Recipe:   |Print Recipe|

1 package chicken thighs or thighs/drumsticks (about 2.5-3 pounds worth)
1/4 c chili powder
1 tbsp onion powder
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/8 cup sugar
Juice of 1 lime

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine seasonings in a small bowl and rub mixture on the chicken pieces. Squeeze lime juice over the chicken. You can refrigerate for an hour if you'd like, or if you don't have time you can just begin cooking it now.

Cook chicken for 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees for another 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

Once the chicken is out of the oven, squeeze a little more lime over it, just to give it a little something extra.

Serve chicken in a bowl, family style and dig in. Make sure to have plenty of corn or flour tortillas, beans, rice, salsa and guacamole! Enjoy!

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  1. This looks so yummy! I think we make this chicken this weekend. I am sharing the link on the Mess For Less Facebook page. Vicky from Mess For Less

  2. This looks so delicious! I am so excited that this is baked also (I don't know how to grill... yet!) :)
    P.S. Thanks for saying I inspired you to post again! It made me feel special :)

  3. hey can this be made using a whole chicken?


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