Margarita Chicken

“Marinated in flavours of garlic and lime, this tangy margarita chicken is ready to go whenever the coals are hot! Serve with roasted corn on the cob and lemonade.” —Kelly Bruneman, Cedar Park, Texas

Margarita Chicken Exps Ft20 48807 F 0729 1 2Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4servings 10minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
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  1. In a small bowl, combine margarita mix, lime juice and garlic. Pour 1 cup marinade into a shallow dish. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate, 2-4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on oiled grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat (or broil 4 in. from heat) until a thermometer reads 165°; 5-7 minutes on each side, basting frequently with reserved marinade.
Recipe Notes

Can you marinate margarita chicken for more or less time?

Since this marinade has quite a bit of acid from the lime, it's best to follow the recommended marinating time–otherwise the texture and quality of the chicken could be compromised.How else can you cook margarita chicken?

If you're not up to grilling, using the oven instead is a perfect way to cook this recipe too. Just make sure the chicken reaches 165°F either way.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half: 250 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fibre), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.