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Mexican Chicken Marinade

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Mexican Chicken Marinade

Now that we are cooking more at home, getting creative with recipes can sometimes be a challenge. Marinades are a great way to change up the taste starting with this Mexican Chicken Marinade recipe that is perfect for the grilling season coming up. Mazola® Corn Oil is the perfect choice for marinades for grilling this summer. “A clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, visit Mazola.com.” 

Mazola Corn Oil is a heart-healthy* cooking oil and creates marinades that make great-tasting food because it has a neutral taste that lets the natural flavor of your food stand out.

If you want to prepare this ahead of time you can put the chicken and marinade ingredients into a resealable freezer bag and freeze. When ready to eat make sure to thaw it out the night before in the fridge and cook by the next day.

Ingredients

Serves 4

1/4 cup Mazola Corn Oil
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp dried cilantro
2 cloves minced garlic
Juice of 1 lime
4 chicken breasts

How to Make Mexican Chicken Marinade

In a large resealable plastic bag, add all of the ingredients except chicken. Seal plastic bag and squish ingredients together so they are thoroughly combined.

Place a piece of saran wrap on counter and place chicken on top of saran wrap. Place another piece of saran wrap on top of the pieces of chicken and beat with a meat tenderizer until they are flat. This will help soak up the marinade.

how to make Mexican Chicken Marinade

Add the chicken to the plastic bag and work the marinade into the chicken making sure it is coating thoroughly. Seal the bag and put in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the chicken to marinate.

Remove the chicken from the bag and place chicken on the grill or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Remove chicken from grill and allow to rest for about 5 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

Mexican Chicken Marinade

Mexican Chicken Marinade

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Mazola Corn Oil
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp dried cilantro
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 chicken breasts

Instructions

    1. In a large resealable plastic bag, add all of the ingredients except chicken. Seal plastic bag and squish ingredients together so they are thoroughly combined.
    2. Place a piece of saran wrap on counter and place chicken on top of saran wrap. Place another piece of saran wrap on top of the pieces of chicken and beat with a meat tenderizer until they are flat. This will help soak up the marinade.
    3. Add the chicken to the plastic bag and work the marinade into the chicken making sure it is coating thoroughly. Seal the bag and put in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the chicken to marinate.
    4. Remove the chicken from the bag and place chicken on the grill or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
    5. Remove chicken from grill and allow to rest for about 5 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

*see Mazola.com for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health. 

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