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.
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.
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.