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Tequila-Lime Chicken

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a recipe that I created in search of a different way to fix chicken for a low-sodium diet."
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1 h 45 m servings 244
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Arrange chicken breasts in a baking dish; add tequila and juice of 1/2 a lime. Sprinkle 1/2 of the lime zest, 1/2 of the garlic powder, and 1/2 of the chili powder over the chicken. Cover dish with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Turn chicken breasts; sprinkle remaining lime juice, lime zest, garlic powder, and chili powder on top. Cover again and marinate in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Uncover baking dish and discard tequila-lime marinade.
  4. Bake chicken in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Sprinkle Mexican-style cheese over the chicken and continue to bake until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 244 calories; 8.8 1.7 22.5 69 207 Full nutrition

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Turned out really good! My family really enjoyed it. I didn’t bake it, decided to grill it and didn’t add cheese. Delicious

This was delicious!! Definitely juicy & flavorful.