About this recipe: If you're thinking about an interesting marinade for barbecued chicken, try this recipe. It's fresh from the lime juice, spicy from the chilli seasoning mix and has a slight tinge of curry flavour from the cumin. It'll be a hit, the next time you invite friends over for a barbecue.
If you don't have chilli con carne seasoning mix, you can make your own by combining chilli powder or cayenne pepper with paprika, cumin and oregano.
This recipe blew our socks off and left us gagging!!! The amount of chilli powder in this recipe is both wrong and almost life theatening. 2 tablespoons of chilli......really?? Even the the hottest curries come nowhere near this. You cannot taste the cumin or even the chicken as everything is overpowered by the chilli. If you really want to try this recipe use 2 teaspoons of chilli powder and 4 Tablespoons of olive oil. - 20 Aug 2013
Great marinade! It definitely has a southwestern flair to it. I only used 1 Tbsp. of chili powder and added a tsp. of smoked paprika. I pounded the chicken breasts down thin and let these marinate overnight. The flavor from the lime really came through but wasn't overpowering. - 26 May 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I didn't have any limes, so I used 1 lemon per 2 limes for the recipe and also added garlic powder to it. Came out amazing. Will definitely use this again. - 12 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)