Chili-Lime Chicken with Avocado & Mango Salsa

Marinated in fresh lime juice and chilies, this wonderfully moist chicken is topped with avocado & mango salsa.  Grilled or baked this chicken is delicious!

What you need:

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into quarters
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice (about 4-5 limes)
  • ½ fresh Serrano chili, sliced
  • ½ fresh jalapeño chili, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoons chopped cilantro stems
  • 1 green onion, coarsely chopped


How to Do it:

Lay the chicken, skin side up, in a non-corrosive dish.  Sprinkle the chili powder evenly over each piece.

Mix the remaining ingredients together in a bowl and let sit for about 30 minutes to allow the lime time to pull some of the flavors out of the other ingredients.

Pour the lime mixture over the chicken and marinate overnight.  In the morning, turn the pieces of chicken so they are skin side down and marinate another 6-8 hours before cooking.

Heat a grill to high.  Place the pieces of the chicken on the grill, away from the direct heat, skin side up.  Put some of the chili slices and cilantro stems on the top of the chicken pieces.  Cook for about 20- to 30 minutes, watching carefully to make sure it doesn’t flare up.   This is a good time to make the salsa!

Turn and cook another 15 – 20 minutes.  The juices should flow clear and there should be no pink left near the joints.  If it’s not quite done at this point, turn and cook again until it is.

Remove from heat and serve hot with Avocado & Mango Salsa.


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8 Responses to Chili-Lime Chicken with Avocado & Mango Salsa

  1. Looks so good. Love chicken and avocado but never tried this before. Thanks for linking up.

  2. Teresa says:

    Sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

  3. Beverly says:

    This sounds like a delicious combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle, Helen. Pinning.

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