Chili and Lime Rubbed Grilled Chicken

Chill and Lime Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Congrats to me! Congrats to you! This is my first recipe in my new blog and if it weren’t for my childhood friend Lesia otherwise known as @lalaajjie on instagram I probably would never have gotten around to posting my recipes. She has not stopped requesting this since I made it a month or so ago. So, cheers to her on lighting a fire under my ass to post again!

Prior to going to Mexico I was ferociously craving chilli and lime flavours and I had some boneless, skinless chicken thighs in the fridge so I decided to come up with a tasty and tangy rub/ marinade for this clean dinner. It’s gluten, preservative, msg, free and for my primal friends its perfectly paleo too!

Chili Lime Rubbed Chicken 

Serves 2


4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 Lime
4 Cloves of Garlic
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tsp Cumin
1 tsp Paprika
1 Bunch of Cilantro (Omit if you hate it but really don’t it makes the meal!)
Salt & Pepper to taste


Step 1

Mince 2 cloves of garlic a handful of cilantro and put in a bowl.
Juice Lime and add to mix.
Add 1 tbsp of olive oil.
Mix well.


Step 2

Pour mixture over chicken and let marinate in fridge for 1+ hours.

Step 3

In a separate bowl mix chilli powder, cumin, paprika, remaining garlic, cilantro, 1 tbsp of olive oil and salt and pepper.
Mix well.


Step 4

Cover chicken and let stand in fridge while you prepare your side dishes.


Step 5

Add remaining oil to grill pan set on med-high heat setting.
Add chicken to pan and cook 9 minutes per side.

Step 6

Once chicken is cooked squeeze lime over top.
Serve with grilled broccolini and avocado salsa.

Enjoy 🙂