Southwest Chicken Breasts

These Grilled Southwest Chicken Breasts are tender and juicy with a hint of sweetness and just the right amount of spice.

This southwest chicken marinade recipe uses a simple marinade to create flavorful chicken that can be served on its own or in salads, enchiladas, tacos and more.


– Chicken Breasts – Avocado Oil – Lime Juice – Brown Sugar – Chili Powder

To prepare your chicken breasts, trim any excess fat or tendons, then place in a Ziplock bag or between two sheets of plastic wrap.


Using a meat tenderizer, rolling pin, or the bottom of a mason jar, give the chicken a few good whacks on the thickest parts.


In a small bowl combine the avocado oil, lime juice, garlic, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, and chili in adobo sauce. Mix well until combined.


Pour the marinade over the prepared chicken in the Ziplock bag making sure you coat all sides of the chicken evenly. Transfer to the refrigerator and let the chicken marinate for 2-24 hours.


Remove the chicken breasts from the Southwest chicken marinade using tongs and place on a plate. Salt and pepper each side, then transfer to the preheated grill, smooth side down.


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