Zesty Paleo Chicken Marinade Recipe

Paleo chicken marinade, lime chickenChicken is a go-to protein in my kitchen. It’s a healthier alternative to beef, and can be done in a ton of different ways. Since I eat it so often, I try to switch up how I cook and season it so I don’t get bored, and this marinade is one of my favorites.

I love Mexican-influenced flavors, and this dish always reminds me of Mexico. The chili powder and jalapeno give it a nice kick, and pair well with the mustard, citrus and coconut aminos.

While this dish isn’t the prettiest — once cooked it takes a dark green, muddy color — its super tasty and flavorful. Serve with some cauliflower rice, roasted veggies, or guacamole and you’ll feel like you’re south of the border.

Ingredients: Zesty Paleo Chicken Marinade Recipe

  • Approx. 1 1/2 pounds organic, free-range chicken breasts
  •  Zest and juice of 6 limes
  • 3 gloves of garlic
  • 1 TB Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 3 TB coconut oil, melted if in solid form
  • Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 chopped jalapeno, seeds removed (optional)
  • 1 TB chili powder
  • Fresh pepper to taste

– Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender until well-combined.

– Pour over chicken in plastic bag or container and marinade for 2 to 8 hours.

paleo chicken marinade, lime chicken

– Preheat grill to medium heat and cook breasts for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, depending on thickness; if you pound the chicken beforehand, cook for less time.

– Remove from heat and let meat rest for 5 minutes.

– Serve and enjoy!

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