Hey, y’all! There’s chicken and then there’s this Mexican Lime Chicken. It’s so easy, only requires a few ingredients, and is finger-lickin’ good. The key is in the marinade, which features the marriage of Ale-8-One and fresh lime juice. I thought this would be a fun dish for y’all to make for Cinco de Mayo — with a Kentucky twist! However, this recipe is a keep year ’round.
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Updated on 4/20/21.
The best part about this recipe is that it is so flexible — you can serve the chicken with toppings just as I did, you could turn it into tacos, use it in a salad… you name it.
Mexican Lime Chicken
JC’s note: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: while I love drinking Ale-8-One, I love cooking with it even more. The ginger flavor profile from the soda provides a special, notable kick to many dishes. It’s the ingredient that’ll have your guest saying, “That’s delicious!”
Mexican Lime Chicken
- 1 lb Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
- 1/2 c Ale-8-One
- 1/2 c Fresh Lime Juice
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- Kosher Salt to taste
- Black Pepper to taste
- Ale-8-One Sweet Tomato Salsa served on the side
- In a large bowl, construct the marinade: Ale-8-One, fresh lime juice, chili powder, garlic powder, kosher salt, and black pepper. Whisk until well-combined.
- Add chicken into the marinade, cover, and refrigerate for two hours.
- After two hours have passed, heat up some extra virgin olive oil in a skillet and cook the chicken to your desired level of doneness (be sure to cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F).
- Plate chicken with your favorite accompaniments: I like to serve it with guacamole, rice, pico de gallo, and Ale-8-One Sweet Tomato Salsa.
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Launched in July of 1926, Ale-8-One is the only Kentucky-invented soft drink still in existence. It was invented by G. L. Wainscott and was named via one of America’s first slogan contests at the Clark County Fair. “A Late One” – the winning entry – was a pun adopted for its witty description. From that, a Kentucky legacy transpired.
Ale-8-One is a key ingredient in my Mexican Lime Chicken and many of my recipes!
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