Best Chicken Marinade

The Perfect Mexican Chicken Marinade for Delicious Flavor

Mexican Chicken Marinade

This Mexican Chicken Marinade is a flavorful and easy way to add a little spice to your chicken. It’s made with a combination of spices, citrus, and olive oil, and it’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends. The marinade can be used on any type of chicken, from breasts to thighs, and it’s sure to add a delicious flavor to your meal.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, garlic, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place the chicken in a large resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over the chicken. Seal the bag and massage the marinade into the chicken.
  3. Refrigerate the chicken for at least 2 hours, or up to overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place it on a baking sheet. Discard the marinade.
  6. Bake the chicken for 25-30 minutes, or until it is cooked through.
  7. Serve the chicken with your favorite sides.

Nutritional Information:

Serving size: 1/4 of the marinade
Calories: 90
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 4g
Protein: 1g

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