The flavors of lime, spices, and tomatillo salsa combine in a flavorful marinade for chicken, perfect for grilling. This Salsa Verde Chicken is also freezer friendly to make supper a little easier.
My mother-in-law used to make a wonderful chicken that she marinaded in green salsa and then breaded with flour and spices before baking. Bryan requested this as his birthday supper for many, many years.
I’ve adapted the similar flavors for the grill. The lime adds a touch of sweetness while the cumin and chile powder add just a bit of heat. The grilled chicken makes a lovely protein for salads, to fill tacos, or to eat as a main dish.
Salsa Verde Chicken
The flavors of lime, spices, and tomatillo salsa combine in a flavorful marinade for chicken, perfect for grilling. This recipe is also freezer friendly to make supper a little easier.
Preparation Time: 2 hour 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 2 hour 25 minutes
8 to 12 servings
- 1/2 cup salsa verde (I like this one)
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon chile powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon pressed garlic
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 to 3 pounds chicken tenders
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the salsa verde, lime juice, chile powder, cumin, and garlic. Mix well.
- Whisk in the oil.
- Place the chicken in a glass dish. Pour marinade over the top. Cover and refrigerate. Marinate for 2 hours or longer.
- Cook chicken over hot grill until cooked through and juices run clear.
- IF you can keep this cooked chicken away from hungry mouths, you can freeze it for later. Cool, wrap, label and freeze the cooked chicken. Or freeze the uncooked chicken in the marinade in a ziptop freezer bag.
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Updated April 1, 2017.