Cilantro Lime Marinade

Servings: 20                        Prep Time: 10 minutes            Marinade Time: 4-12 Hours

This marinade is the perfect blend of citrus, cumin, garlic, cilantro, and just a hint of heat. It’s also great for shredded pork and beef. Using your Globe mixer takes the labor and time out of shredding by hand and gives you a more consist product. You can also shred it fresh and hot right off the grill!

Tags:  Cooking, Mexican Food, Immersion Blender, Food Prep, Marinade, Mixer, Charbroiler

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  • 8 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 & 1/4 cups olive oil (or canola oil)
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 6 limes (squeezed)
  • ½ of one orange or one clementine (squeezed)
  • 1/2 of one lemon (squeezed)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 lime peel or zest
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. basil or oregano
  • 1 small or 1/2 jalapeño (no stem or seeds)


  1. Pat chicken breast dry with a paper towel before placing in marinade to allow it to absorb more flavor.
  2. Squeeze three limes, ½ lemon, and ½ orange into bowl.
  3. Place the other ingredients into the bowl and blend with an immersion Blender for 30 seconds.
  4. Place chicken in bowl and cover or a plastic bag and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Let the chicken sit out for 10 minutes before cooking.
  6. Charbroil, grill, or bake – shred while hot!


Shredding the Chicken with a SP20 mixer and flat beater:

  1. Pour the HOT chicken into the SP20 bowl while HOT
  2. Mix on setting 1 for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Add ½ cup of Adobo sauce, juice from 2 squeezed limes and mix again for another 15-20 seconds or until the chicken is shredded to your liking.
GIB500-12 SP20 Mixer GCB24G