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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

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Paprika and Lime Grilled Chicken Tenderloins

Paprika and Lime Grilled Chicken Tenderloins

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 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

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  • Reply
    March 28, 2019 at 1:39 AM

    I am gonna make it very soon , just wondering which choice will taste better – cayenne pepper or chilli powder ? Btw, what kinda sauce can be served for this chicken ?

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      March 29, 2019 at 12:34 AM

      I typically use chili powder because cayenne is very potent and less forgiving. I wouldn’t serve it with any sauce, just sprinkle some lime juice on it!

  • 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!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      March 29, 2019 at 12:36 AM

      I’m honestly glad you found a new staple or favorite! And thanks for trying out one of my older recipes when the blog first started out. They don’t get as much love!

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    plasterers bristol
    January 3, 2017 at 2:25 AM

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

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    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.

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    December 1, 2013 at 8:36 PM

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

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