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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 broiler pan or cookie sheet.

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
Author Linda Spiker


  • You will need: A broiler pan lined with foil or a cookie sheet.
  • 6 chicken thighs bone in, skin on (see notes for using breasts above)
  • Olive oil
  • Ground coriander
  • Ground cumin
  • Sea salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Red pepper Flakes
  • 2 Limes quartered
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro for garnish, chopped


  1. Turn oven to 475 degrees and place oven rack in center position. Line the inside of broiler pan with foil and replace top or use a cookie sheet.

  2. Brush both sides of chicken with olive oil and sprinkle evenly and generously 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.