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Paprika and Lime Grilled Chicken Tenderloins

Paprika and Lime Grilled Chicken Tenderloins
I’m still getting all the grilling I can out of the way before the end of summer and the combination of spicy hotness and lime is a proven winner. So here we have Paprika and Lime Grilled Chicken Tenderloins.

Paprika and Lime Grilled Chicken TenderloinsThe recipe calls for chicken tenderloins which is a tender cut of meat weakly attached to the chicken breast. I got a bag of frozen chicken tenderloins mistaking them for frozen breasts and today we’re making the best of it. You can use any cut of meat you prefer for this, just adjust the cooking time as needed.

Paprika and Lime Grilled Chicken Tenderloins

Paprika and Lime Grilled Chicken Tenderloins

Paprika and Lime Grilled Chicken Tenderloins

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Yield: 2


  • 6 chicken tenderloins
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper / chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients in a ziploc bag for 1 hour, making sure to rub it into the chicken thoroughly
  2. Heat up the grill until sizzling hot and grill the chicken pieces on each side until it is cooked through, about 3 minutes
  3. Dish and serve hot with lime wedges on the side


Adapted from Eat, Drink Paleo


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  • Reply
    December 1, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    This is fabulous! Thank you for this recipe you shared its really amazing.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      December 1, 2013 at 10:12 PM

      You’re most welcome.

  • Reply
    Chris K
    September 5, 2016 at 8:33 AM

    Very yummy, but I did use twice as much lime juice as called for, plus a dollop of honey. Next time I think I’ll add lime zest.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      September 19, 2016 at 1:58 PM

      Drizzle on as much lime juice as you want! I love that stuff. Lime zest will work in the marinade too. Thanks for trying out this old recipe of mine, Chris.

  • Reply
    plasterers bristol
    January 3, 2017 at 2:25 AM

    These sound great. I love chicken recipes. Thanks for sharing this. Simon

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      February 20, 2017 at 12:56 PM

      You’re welcome, Simon.

  • Reply
    July 15, 2018 at 4:26 PM

    Tried this tonight for my family after doing a search for ‘lime and paprika marinade’ (two of my favourite ingredients) and finding your recipe. It was amazing! A favourite in the house from now on. Thank you so much!

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