Margarita Chicken Recipe

This tart and sweet marinade infuses plain chicken breasts with a tangy citrus flavor.

Margarita Chicken
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Margarita Chicken

This tart and sweet marinade infuses plain chicken breasts with a tangy citrus flavor.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword margarita chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 146 kcal
Author Openfit

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. tequila
  • ½ cup 100% orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 4 (4 oz.) raw chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 dash sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1 dash ground cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine tequila, orange juice, lime juice, onion, and garlic in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.

  2. Place chicken in glass dish. Pour marinade over; toss gently to coat. Refrigerate, covered for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

  3. Preheat grill or broiler on high.

  4. Remove chicken from marinade. Season with salt and cayenne. Discard marinade.

  5. Grill or broil chicken for five minutes on each side, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Margarita Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 438mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.