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Mexican Lime Chicken on a white plate with fresh lime wedges
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Mexican Lime Chicken

Mexican Lime Chicken Thighs are zesty fresh. With an easy cilantro lime chicken marinade, this recipe is the best ever meal to make with chicken thighs! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinade in fridge30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: chicken thighs, lime chicken, mexican lime chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Skillet
  • Glass mixing bowl
  • Mini whisk


Mexican Lime Chicken Thighs

  • 4 chicken thighs Note 1
  • ½ bunch coriander Note 2
  • 6 - 8 limes Note 3
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs garlic minced
  • 1 packet burrito seasoning Note 4


Mexican Lime Chicken Thighs

  • Make the marinade by zesting 2 of the limes, juicing them and chopping the coriander
  • Add olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, followed by burrito seasoning and whisk to combine
  • Use tongs to take your chicken wings and 1 by one coat in the marinade, return all 4 to the mixing bowl and place in the fridge for 30 mins
  • Add olive oil to skillet, turn to a medium heat and use tongs to place each marinated chicken thigh into the skillet
  • Cook for 5-10 mins each side and the juices at the thickest part of the juice run clear (not pink)
  • Serve with fresh chopped coriander and lime wedges



  • Note 1 My preference is to use skinless, boneless chicken thighs. 
  • Note 2 We use the stems and leaves of the coriander. I much prefer this to pulling of the individual leaves and discarding the stems. Who has time to do that!! 
  • Note 3 We need at least 2 limes for the zest and juice. The other limes can be split in halves and some placed in the pan for grilling and some cut into wedges to squeeze over the cooked chicken. 
  • Note 4 You can use your favourite Mexican seasoning. So taco, burrito, fajita all work well. One packet tends to be around 40 grams and we use that entire packet. 


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg