Margarita Grilled Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
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"This couldn't be easier. A simple mix of fresh lime and orange juice, honey, tequila, and a little spice are just the perfect mix. Marinate a couple of hours and grill. Couldn't be easier. Serve either spicy black bean and cheese quesadillas, or Mexican rice on the side, and a tossed salad for a very quick dinner."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (301.3 g)
  • Calories 384.8
  • Total Fat - 31.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 10.7 mg
  • Sodium - 273.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.9 g
  • Sugars - 14.6 g
  • Protein - 7.1 g
  • Calcium - 195.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 45 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Marinade ... Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. Pour 1/2 of the marinade into a large ziploc bag or bowl and mix well. Add the chicken and seal up the ziploc bag or cover the bowl with plastic wrap, refrigerate and marinate 1-3 hours; no longer - because the citrus can actually start to cook the chicken. Bone in / skin on can take up to 3 hours marinating time, but smaller boneless / skinless breasts, I prefer 1-2 hours. This recipe also works great with thighs. Reserve the extra marinade which will be used as a glaze as the chicken cooks.

Step 2

Grill ... Now, the grill is really the way to prepare this recipe. Outdoor is what I suggest, but an indoor grill pan will also work. Oven cooking for this recipe, will work, but you won't get that nice crust. Grill on each side, brushing the reserved marinade on often. Cook until the juices run clear. Cooking time will depend on the chicken and the method being used. About 7-10 minutes per side. Extra large breasts with the bone in may take longer.

Step 3

Serve ... These are so easy and quick to make. I make my black bean and cheese quesadillas right on the grill along side the chicken for an easy side dish. ENJOY!

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