Mexican Lime Chicken

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Mexican Lime Chicken - perfect for a low-carb lifestyle

I love browsing social media for new inspiring low carb recipes for the 17 Day Diet.

When it comes to the 17 Day Diet, chicken is basically the star of the show. With eating a ton of chicken, comes the possibility of burning out.

When you think about it, there’s only so much chicken breast a person can eat!

So when I was mindlessly scrolling Instagram recently, I found this simple yet flavorful dish for Mexican Lime Chicken.

Mexican Lime Chicken is a great low carb main dish for your weight loss dinner!

There’s nothing fancy about this recipe, but it does add a bit of variety to the regular “chicken and green bean” meal we’re used to conforming to when trying to lose weight.

No need to get caught up in that cycle of boring chicken!

Mexican Lime Chicken Ingredients

Like I mentioned earlier, the ingredients in this recipe are SUPER simple! I love these types of recipes that aren’t complicated. 

Just a few ingredients can make a HUGE impact on flavor.

So if you dig the Mexican spice variety, you’ll love the ingredients in this dish.

Chili Powder

I love using chili powder when I’m making a chicken dish – especially for chicken tacos. Chili powder gives a dish a warmth and just a tad of heat (if you want more heat, consider chili flakes!).

Chili powder is a "must-have" spice when making a Mexican inspired low carb dish

Garlic Powder

I love using garlic powder, especially for my chicken! Don’t confuse garlic salt for garlic powder – they are two totally different seasonings. 

For this recipe, you’ll use powder which is basically ground dehydrated garlic without the sodium of garlic salt.

Garlic powder is a bit more sweet than fresh garlic and lends itself well to a yummy piece of grilled chicken!

Garlic powder is a great seasoning to use to give your chicken a nice flavor

Lime Juice

For this dish we’ll use the juice of limes in the chicken marinade. Lime juice gives a dish a nice, fresh flavor. Lime is always a great contrast to chili powder.

Limes and lime juice give a dish a great fresh flavor

Different Ways to Serve Mexican Lime Chicken

If you want a quick and easy meal, you can simply serve your chicken breast alongside your favorite veggies. However, if you want to get creative, here are a few other ways to get this Mexican Lime Chicken on the table:

Other Low Carb Mexican Recipes

If you’re a Mexican food lover like me and enjoy this Mexican Lime Chicken, you might want to try these other recipes:

Other Low Carb Recipes for the Grill

If you enjoy this recipe, consider trying out these others that are perfect for grilling weather:

Mexican Lime Chicken Recipe

I made a few minor edits to the original recipe. If you decide to make this dish, I’d love for you to come back and give it a review in the recipe card below.

If you’re on social media, tag me at @17ddblog and show me your creation! Enjoy!

Mexican Lime Chicken is a great low carb dish that will help you lose weight!

Mexican Lime Chicken
Yield: 4 Servings

Mexican Lime Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

This warm and inviting Mexican Lime Chicken is a family favorite, plus it's low carb so you can lose weight and not get tired of chicken!


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts


    1. In a large re-sealable bag or shallow bowl, add all ingredients
      and fully combine. Allow chicken to marinate for at least two hours inside the refrigerator.
    2. Remove chicken from mixture and grill over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes per side or until done.
    3. Allow chicken to rest for about 5 minutes prior to serving.


Approved all cycles.

If you don’t have a grill, you may fry in a pan or bake, depending
on your preference.

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1 thought on “Mexican Lime Chicken”

  1. Your right about dry chicken breast. The smoothie are good. Can you see what we can do with a smoothie that you can put on chicken breast.


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