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Tequila Lime Chicken

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 25 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 12 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 37 mins
  • yield Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Grill
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


A flavorful Tequila Lime Chicken recipe that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo. This healthy chicken is sure to make your taste buds happy!



  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 T.lime zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 chipotle pepper from a can of chipotle in adobe sauce, minced
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts


  1. Mince chipotle pepper {from a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce} and garlic clove.
  2. Place both in a small bowl. Next add tequila, lime zest, and juice from 1 lime.
  3. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add salt & pepper and then slowly whisk in olive oil to emulsify the marinade. {it should thicken up} Place your boneless chicken breast in the bowl and toss to completely coat the chicken breasts.
  5. Place in refrigerator to marinade for 20 minutes.
  6. Heat grill to medium heat.
  7. Place marinaded chicken on the grill. WARNING: there is tequila in the marinade so it is going to flare up as soon as you put it on the grill. {be careful}
  8. Grill each side for approximately 6-7 minutes.
  9. Add finishing touches with some fresh lime zest…. and a shot of tequila if your up for it. 🙂

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