Epically Easy Taco Lime Grilled Chicken Recipe (AKA: Your Summer BBQ’s Best Friend)

This Taco Lime Grilled Chicken is the only recipe you need this summer; throw it on the grill for an easy dinner, use it to fill tacos or burritos, or add it to a salad to make it 100% less boring. 

Ok, ladies, we may not always agree on everything, but I think we can come together on this: summer is not casserole season. It’s way too hot to even think about turning on the oven, and let’s face it, you probably don’t even want to cook. But the truth is if you answer to Mom, Mama, or Mommy – you have no choice. 

Those tiny humans depend on you to provide them with a reliable food source that’s moderately healthy – and, based on my experience with three kids, they are ten million times nicer when fed something they enjoy. Enter this super simple summer recipe.

What is Taco Lime Grilled Chicken?

I know the name doesn’t exactly sound like poetry in motion, but it’s almost as good. Basically, it’s what happens when the bold flavors of a homemade taco seasoning combine with garlic, olive oil, and a hint of lime to create an epically delicious tender, juicy, and flavorful chicken experience. In other words, no one will complain. (At least about the chicken.)

How Long Does It Take To Cook (On The Grill) ?

Great question. The cook time will depend on your grill, but the average cook time is around 12 minutes or 6-7 minutes per side. The chicken is “done” when it is no longer pink.

Taco Lime Grilled Chicken is an epically easy grilled chicken marinated in a flavorful blend of lime juice, olive oil, garlic, and homemade taco seasoning. It tastes like you spent hours - ready in minutes. Perfect for summer dinner! Our family BBQ favorite!

How Do You Make Taco Seasoning? 

Making the taco seasoning is as easy as combining a few spices that you probably have in your kitchen now. All you need is chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, oregano, and pepper. All of the measurements are in the recipe card below!

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Epically Easy Taco Lime Grilled Chicken Recipe (AKA: Your Summer BBQ’s Best Friend)


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  • Author: Heather Burnett
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Taco Lime Grilled Chicken is an epically easy grilled chicken marinated in a flavorful blend of lime juice, olive oil, garlic, and homemade taco seasoning. It tastes like you spent hours – ready in minutes. Perfect for summer dinner!


Ingredients

Scale

 

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs 
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Grab a large bowl and combine the dry seasonings. 
  2. Add the chicken, garlic, olive oil, and lime. 
  3. Transfer to a zip-seal bag (This is not mandatory – but I do recommend it.) 
  4. Marinate in the fridge for at least 15-30 minutes or up to 24 hours. 
  5. Place the chicken on the grill heated to medium-high heat. Cook it until it is no longer pink on the inside, about 6-7 minutes per side (or until it has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F). 
  6. Serve chicken in tacos, burritos, or salads!
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: grill
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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Taco Lime Grilled Chicken is an epically easy grilled chicken marinated in a flavorful blend of lime juice, olive oil, garlic, and homemade taco seasoning. It tastes like you spent hours - ready in minutes. Perfect for summer dinner! Our family BBQ favorite!

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