Spicy Lime Chicken


Who needs a Mexican restaurant when you have this recipe? This chicken is seasoned with cumin, coriander, garlic, sea salt and then broiled till the skin is crispy and the chicken is tender perfection! Gluten free, grain free and dairy free too!

Spicy Lime Chicken from The Organic Kitchen

Drizzled with fresh lime juice and sprinkled with red pepper flakes….amazing. This dish is great alone or topped with my mango salsa! (<—recipe)

Spicy Lime Chicken from The Organic Kitchen


The Recipe: Spicy Lime Chicken

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Spicy Lime Chicken
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An easy to make spicy chicken dish! I serve it with my mango salsa, recipe link posted above.
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6-8
  • You will need: A broiler pan and foil.
  • 4 chicken thighs and 4 small breasts, bone in, skin on
  • Olive oil
  • Ground coriander
  • Ground cumin
  • Sea salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Red pepper Flakes
  • 2 Limes quartered
  • Cilantro (for garnish)
  1. Turn oven to broil and place oven rack in center position. Line inside of broiler pan with foil and replace top.
  2. Brush both sides of chicken with olive oil and sprinkle evenly with sea salt, pepper, coriander, cumin and garlic powder.
  3. Place prepared chicken skin side down on broiler pan and place in oven for 18 minutes. Turn skin side up and cook for 12 more minutes or until juices run clear. If skin starts to get too brown before chicken is done, cover with foil or move to the lowest oven rack the last few minutes of cooking.
  4. When chicken is done, remove from oven and drizzle with fresh lime juice. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes to taste and garnish with cilantro if desired. Serve with mango salsa and watch people be very very happy.



Spicy Lime Chicken from The Organic Kitchen

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12 thoughts on “Spicy Lime Chicken

    • Thanks Kristen! We love it. I teach it in my “Yo Quiero Mas” class and several of my clients have told me their kids ask them to make “The El Pollo Loco Chicken”…so I guess it tastes like El Pollo Loco 🙂 (but I am confident it is better)

  1. I am 29 and the only food I really make is chicken on the grill so I don’t know much, id like to surprise my wife with this!! What temperature does the oven go to for this?? thank you!!

    • Jeff you just set the oven on broil. Usually ovens just have one setting for that, but some offer you a high or a low. If that is the case set it on high. My brand new oven is one of the few with a broil option that allows a temperature setting, I use broil at 425. Good luck!

  2. I made this chicken last night for a dinner party with friends. They could not stop gushing about it. The mango salsa is INSANELY delicious, and the chicken was very moist. I’ll definitely be making this again, especially that salsa. It would be good with all kinds of things.

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