Paleo Chilli-Lime Marinade [Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free, REBOOT, Whole30]

Looking for a quick and simple marinade that’s REBOOT, Whole30, Paleo friendly? Try this insanely easy-to-do chilli-lime marinade!

Chicken. It’s about as common as the common cold and yet, so many of us love it so! It’s easy to prepare (mostly!), and tends to be liked by many so you can’t go too wrong (unless those vegetarians and vegans are comin’ around 😄😜!). For me, chicken is a staple and I’m always trying to think of different ways in which to cook it to not get bored … and it’s all about the flavours. 

When I popped into the shops earlier, I picked up some limes and hadn’t a clue what I was going to use them for at the time. (When I say ‘picked up’ let me just clarify that I did pay for them!) Right – so limes; and chicken defrosting at home. What to do …? What to do …? Aha! Chilli-lime marinade! 


All you need to do is mix a few ingredients together and you’ve got yourself a gluten/grain/dairy free marinade. No preservatives. No nasties. It really is that simple. There is no need for store bought jars of marinades that contain more unpronounceable ‘ingredients’ than I care to imagine. Keep it clean. Keep it simple! 

Recipe for Paleo Chilli-Lime Marinade

Yield: 1/3 cup (enough for 6 pieces of chicken) 

Prep time: 2 minutes 

What you need 

1/3 cup olive oil 

1.5 tsp crushed dried red chilli 

1 tsp crushed ginger and garlic 

1/2 tsp salt 

Juice of 1 lime 

3 tbsp finely chopped coriander (to garnish) 

What you need to do 

1. Add all the ingredients (apart from the coriander) to a small bowl and mix thoroughly. 

2. Brush generously over meat (chicken was my choice). Allow meat to marinade for 30 minutes or overnight in fridge. 


3. Cook as desired – either in the oven or a braai (BBQ) or on the stove … DONE! 

TOP TIP : you can make the marinade in advance and store in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to a week. 

Enjoy! 


Delicious! 

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