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Spicy Lime Chicken

An easy to make spicy chicken dish! I serve it with my mango salsa, recipe link posted above. Note: I recommend using bone in skin on thighs for this recipe. If you choose to use breasts be sure to get bone in, skin on and get them as close to the size of the thighs as you can. Sometimes you just can't find small chicken breasts, if you use chicken breasts that are considerably larger than thighs, place them in the oven ten minutes before adding thighs to the pan .

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy dinner recipe, kid-friendly recipes, summer recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Spiker


  • 6 chicken thighs bone in, skin on (see notes for using breasts above)
  • Olive oil
  • Ground coriander (to taste)
  • Ground cumin (to taste)
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Garlic powder (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Red pepper Flakes (to taste)
  • 2 Limes quartered
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, for garnish, chopped


  1. Turn oven to 450 degrees and place oven rack in center position.

  2. Brush both sides of chicken with olive oil and sprinkle evenly and liberally with sea salt, pepper, coriander, cumin and garlic powder.

  3. Place prepared chicken skin side up into oven safe pan. Cook for 20-25 minutes, depending on size.

  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 my tomato salad or mango salsa and watch people be very, very happy.