Easy Southwest Chicken and Marinade Recipe

Grilled Chicken Thighs with a side Salad
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
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Feel free to use this marinade with bone-inch chicken parts and adjust the cooking times as needed. It's an easy marinade for any grilled or broiled chicken. Delicious for your next Southwest-inspired chicken craving!

What You'll Need

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 to 6 chicken breast halves, boneless

How to Make It

  1. Combine oil, water, and seasonings in a food storage bag.
  2. Add chicken pieces, seal the bag, and marinate for 2 to 4 hours, turning occasionally to keep chicken coated. Makes about 3/4 cup marinade.
  3. Take the chicken from the marinade and grill or broil for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, depending on thickness. If you wish to use the marinade as a basting sauce, bring it to a full boil in a saucepan on the stovetop before using. Chicken is done when juices run clear when pricked with a fork.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 906
    Total Fat 59 g
    Saturated Fat 14 g
    Unsaturated Fat 27 g
    Cholesterol 279 mg
    Sodium 265 mg
    Carbohydrates 1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 88 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)