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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place cilantro, pepper, garlic powder, and onion salt in the bowl of a blender. Pour in margarita mix, lime juice, orange juice, tequila, triple sec, and honey. Puree on high speed until smooth, then reduce speed to medium-low, and slowly add the olive oil; blend until creamy. Place chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or glass bowl; pour marinade overtop and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 5 hours.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate.

  • Remove chicken from the marinade, shake off excess, and discard remaining marinade. Grill the chicken until tender and juices run clear, approximately 7 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

390 calories; 21 g total fat; 67 mg cholesterol; 681 mg sodium. 17.7 g carbohydrates; 25.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (73)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
Wow was this ever good! I followed the recipe exactly and let it marinate for over 8 hours. The flavors really came through and it browns nicely on the grill with the addition of honey in the marinade. Definitely something you'd be proud to serve to guests. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/06/2008
My chicken marinated 6 hrs and I could barely pick up on a lime flavor. There are others on this site with fewer ingredients that have more flavor. I won't make this again Read More
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92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
Wow was this ever good! I followed the recipe exactly and let it marinate for over 8 hours. The flavors really came through and it browns nicely on the grill with the addition of honey in the marinade. Definitely something you'd be proud to serve to guests. Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
Wow was this ever good! I followed the recipe exactly and let it marinate for over 8 hours. The flavors really came through and it browns nicely on the grill with the addition of honey in the marinade. Definitely something you'd be proud to serve to guests. Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2008
Excellent recipe! Instead of the individual margarita ingredients i used a pre-mixed margarita (tequila and all) that i had in the fridge. I marinated for almost 24 hours which REALLY allowed the taste to permeate the meat. When my husband took it off of the grill i was initally disappointed because it looked like he had burned it but to my pleasant surprise it was the caramelization of the honey. The chicken got rave reviews and even tasted yummy the next day cold out of the fridge (great for a salad!) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/06/2008
My chicken marinated 6 hrs and I could barely pick up on a lime flavor. There are others on this site with fewer ingredients that have more flavor. I won't make this again Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2009
This was AWESOME! I made it over two weeks ago and the boyfriend is still talking about how amazing it was. Says' that the flavor was never ending. I didn't have cilantro on hand so i didn't use any. I didn't use onion salt either. I also didn't have any honey so I used apricot preserves. i figured it would help glaze the chicken and I was right! I added some basil and chopped garlic to the marinade. I also threw in some orange and lime slices into the marinade and grilled them to garnish. The grilled fruit was even good! I served with a roasted balsalmic asparugus i found on the site. Make sure you let marinade for a full 24 hours especially if the chicken breasts are large. I also only marinaded 2 chicken breasts not 6. and I guessed on the measurments. I know that I used Half of a large container of Daily's Margarita Mix. Go Big or Go home but this recipe was FREAKIN' AWESOME. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2007
Tasted wonderful and so easy. The whole family loved it and then I told them what it was called. If your looking for great tasting chicken this is it. It browned wonderful looked like it came from a restaurant. (I assume it was because of the honey) Made it last week and am making it today. I didn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2012
I know this is the most cliché AllRecipes review of all time but I would give this recipe 10 stars if I could. I am going to make this very short because as you are reading this you could be making one of the most delicious recipes ever. I saw this recipe awhile back and wanted to make it I never did because I did not have most of the ingredients and I eventually deleted it. As fate would have it I ended up with some tequila and margarita mix I did not want a few days later I ran across this recipe again. I made it exactly as directed except I replaced the Triple Sec with additional orange juice and threw in some minced garlic. I served this with rice seasoned with garlic salt cilantro and lime juice and it was sublime. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2008
OMG good! I didn't change a thing. I marinated for 24 hours and I used a whole chicken cut up instead of breasts. I served with Carib Black Bean Soup recipe I found on this sight. What a great meal. The flavors complimented each other so well. My husband said he didn't want chicken any other way again...but we all know that can't be!!! I love new recipes and this is definitly one of my new favorites. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2011
Very good but it tasted a little too much like honey than margarita. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2007
I made this chicken for my husband as a welcome home dinner and it was fantastic! Due to jet lag it marinated for a day and a half but that certainly didn't hurt it. The chicken was so tender and flavorful and it will definately be a staple at my house from now on. Finally a use for tequilla in my house. Read More
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