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Mexican grilled chicken on a plate with beans, rice, lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro
Mexican Grilled Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Marinating Time
1 hr

Minimal ingredients and effort makes this Mexican Grilled Chicken a great recipe for meal prep. Gluten and dairy free, you can combine this with beans and Mexican Rice for a flavorful dinner.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Keyword: Mexican Grilled Chicken
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 233 kcal
Author: The Dizzy Cook
  • 1.25 pounds thin sliced, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons oil - olive oil or any other mild oil would be fine
  • 2 tablespoons cherry or cranberry juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  1. In a gallon sized bag, combine the oil, juice, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, and minced garlic cloves. Smoosh around to mix everything up. Drop in your chicken breasts. I like using thin sliced chicken breasts (which you can usually buy already done) because they marinate/cook much faster). If you can't find these, you can slice large chicken breasts in half.

  2. Prepare the grill to medium/high heat and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, until grill marks form and the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees. Remove from the grill and cover with foil. If using regular chicken breasts (not thin sliced), you will need to increase the cooking time.

  3. When ready, slice the chicken breasts and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 breast)
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 461mg20%
Potassium 546mg16%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.