I love this marinade because it’s an easy way to elevate any cut of chicken into the most incredibly flavorful dish. My favorite cut is chicken thighs. This marinade will easily coat approximately 12 thighs, but you can use it on legs, wings, or even on chicken breasts if you prefer.


  • 4 tbsp. fresh lemon/lime juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced or 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • dash of cinnamon


  1. Combine all the above ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Arrange the chicken to be marinated in a large baking dish.
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken. Turn each piece of chicken over in the marinade, to coat all sides.
  4. Cover the baking dish, and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, turning the chicken halfway through for even marinating.
  5. Grill the chicken on the barbecue, blot and cook in an air fryer, or cook uncovered in a 350° F oven until cooked through with an internal temperature of at least 165° F.
2 Net Carbs Per Serving
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Keto Lee

Hi there! My name is Lee.
I’m a serial entrepreneur, and a foodie with a passion for health and well-being.

I have always loved cooking and baking, even as a little girl.

I’m originally from Queens and Long Island. Currently I’m living in New Jersey. I’ve been happily married to the love of my life, and my best friend, for 33 years. I have a beautiful and talented daughter, a very sweet cat, and a lovable Maltese.

I’m the best selling author of Healthy Body Connection, and a public speaker.

I personally live a low carb ketogenic lifestyle and I created Cooking Keto with Lee for anyone looking for great, kitchen tested, low carb and Ketogenic recipes.