I'd avoid marinating overnight with any acid, such as lime juice. Makes chicken mushy, grey and unappetizing.
From EatingWell: June/July 2005
Tangy, mildly spicy and tender, this chicken is delicious with black beans and salsa.
5 Reviews for Lime-Jalapeno Chicken
I made this recipe and it was so yummy and healthy my friends ate it and said they really enjoyed it.
My family really enjoys this chicken. We use it as a main course with Tex/Mex side dishes. I have a good international market in town so I can get good jalapeños and I grind fresh cumin from seed. I like to make a double recipe of the marinate. I place the chicken breasts and marinade in a zip lock bag and place it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. This chicken has a wonderful flavor from the lime and cumin flavor with a little bit of spice and heat from the jalapeño.
I'm on a really tight budget right now, and this dish really fits that need and my need to celebrate the cinco de mayo holiday. I have some really special friends that hail from Mexico, and this helps me celebrate their
special holiday without breaking the bank, or without hurting my waistline, which is an added bonus. Viva la
We made this using one large chicken breast cut in half and marinated for 2 hours. The flavor was nice and not overwhelming. We ate the chicken as a part of the meal with a vegetable side; however, I think it would be perfect in a wrap as pictured also. Ours was not spicy at all even though I checked the jalapeno for heat prior to slicing it. I included the seeds in the marinade. I may add a second jalapeno next time. We like spicy foods. Easy and will make again.