Chipotle Lime Chicken

This chicken is perfect for tacos, fajitas, or grilled on the BBQ. The longer the chicken sits in the garlic lime Chipotle Marinade, the more tender and flavourful it is.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 2 tbsp chipotle adobo sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Place the chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound the breasts to about 3/4 inch thickness.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together chipotle sauce, garlic, fresh lime juice and 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the chicken and let it marinate for at least 2 hours. (Up to 24 hours). Remove from the fridge and let it rest for 15 minutes before frying.

  3. Heat a frying pan with 1 tbsp olive oil on medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the chicken breasts. Cook for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through. Place on a cutting board and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Notes

I love to use cast-iron to cook this chicken. But you can use a high-heat frying pan, or even grill it on the BBQ. Whatever works best for you!