Baked Chipotle Lime Chicken combines the smokiness of chipotle peppers with the tanginess of lime juice. Slice and enjoy the tender, juicy chicken on a summer salad or serve alongside your favorite Tex-Mex sides.
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Any recipe with a southwestern flare has my name written all over it!
My favorite easy dinner has either this recipe or mango chile chicken recipe as the centerpiece, served with rice, sauteed veggies, and of course, corn salsa.
Throw in some avocado slices and I am one happy girl!
To make Baked Chipotle Lime Chicken you will need a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I do not regularly use this ingredient and am always uncertain of what to do with my remaining can.
Do not fret, because this post from Bon Appetit has compiled 8 amazing recipes to utilize those peppers and not have any waste.
Now let’s get cooking!
How to: Make Baked Chipotle Lime Chicken
This recipe is so easy to make for a quick weeknight meal and involves SO little prep! All you need is a chipotle lime marinade
Start by combining olive oil, lime juice, red pepper flakes, honey, and chipotle peppers. We will only use half of this sauce as a marinade and will reserve the other half for later.
Pour half of the sauce over the chicken breasts and marinate in the fridge for 1-3 hours.
Remove the chicken from the fridge and allow to come up to room temperature while the oven is preheating. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Place the chicken breasts in a cast iron skillet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. You do not need to worry about flipping the chicken.
Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes undisturbed. Cover with the remaining sauce and lime wedges and serve!
Baked Chipotle Lime Chicken
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup lime juice (juice of 2 limes)
- 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
- 3 tbsp honey
- 3-4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce minced
- 4 chicken breasts
- lime wedges to garnish
- Prepare the chipotle lime sauce by combining olive oil, lime juice, red pepper flakes, honey, and chipotle peppers.
- Coat the chicken breasts with half of the sauce and reserve the rest. Allow the chicken to marinate in the fridge for at least one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place the chicken breasts in a cast iron skillet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
- Remove from the oven and cover with the remaining sauce. Garnish with lime wedges and serve with your favorite salsas.
What sides would you serve with Baked Chipotle Lime Chicken? Share in the comments below!
33 thoughts on “Baked Chipotle Lime Chicken”
I can smell how delicious this is, haha! My husband will LOVE this — thanks for the meal inspiration.
This looks so good. I would love to try this.
This looks so brilliant! Such a nice combination of tastes.
I wouldn’t think to make this but it looks so delicious!!
This sounds mouthwatering and amazing! I could really do with something like this right now.
This looks so tasty! It would be a great base for a bowl or tacos to use the leftovers for! Thanks for sharing!
This Baked Chipotle Lime Chicken has my mouth watering! This will definitely be on the menu soon! Thanks for the recipe!
This dish SCREAMS flavor! I love the simple ingredients and you can’t go wrong with baked chicken! Delicious!
This chipotle lime chicken turned out beautiful! It is absolutely delicious! Adding this to our monthly rotation!
Oh wow this looks absolutely delicious and that marinade sounds insane! Definitely gonna have to try that!
Omg this made my mouth water and stomach growl reading this. Thank you so much for sharing, definitely will have to check it out x
i love tex mex dishes as a former texan and this looks absolutely delicious
This dish looks really really good. I will recommend it to my friends!
I love quick and easy recipes that look incredible. I love the contrast of the red marinade with the green lime slices on top. I’m a big fan of citrusy poultry. It’s so often lemon chicken so I love this twist!
I swear your dishes never dissapoint and this baked chipotle lime chicken rocks for meal prep this week.
Ooh this looks delish! I would never think that cook with honey before. That’s for the recommendation!
Great post! I love this recipe idea as it combines some of my favourite ingredients and I love chicken 🙂 x
We eat chicken breast often and it’s always good to come across new recipes. I love how simple this on is, yet it looks so flavorful.
Chipotle and lime are unique flavors that i am not accustomed to tasting. But they go very well with chicken. Can’t wait to try your Chipotle lime chicken. Great protein flavor for a salad 🥗.
Pinned. This is awesome! I just re-started my weight-loss program post-covid, and this is a perfect addition to my meal planning.
Oh my goodness, I can’t wait to try this! It looks and sounds incredible 🤤
This is one of my favorites! And my friends love it too
Mmm this looks delicious! I’ve really started to enjoy chipotle things so I’d love to try this. I think the lime with it would be amazing!
This sounds amazing! I can’t wait to get some limes and peppers to try it out.
I have everything I need to make this! Thanks for giving me an idea for dinner tonight 😛
I am always in need of easy recipes. This recipe is easy delicious and simple, so I love it. Thanks for sharing it!
This chipotle lime chicken was so flavorful! It was the perfect easy dinner to make!
I absolutely love chicken and am always happy to find new ways of preparing it. Absolutely love this recipe
Chipotle is one of my favourite flavours so I am sure I would absolutely love this!
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I made this tonight for dinner and the flavors were wonderful. I paired it with a side salad for a light healthy meal! Thanks for the recipe!
This sounds delicious! I’m going to add it to my future meal ideas!
OMG you have my mouth watering! I can see this as the meat on a southwest salad.
We eat chicken several nights a week. This recipe is definitely going into my recipe file.