Best Grilled Margarita Chicken... Ever!


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close up view of Grilled Margarita Chicken with a lime slice, with salad and chicken on a skewer
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


  • cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons coarse black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons onion salt

  • ½ cup margarita mix

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 3 tablespoons tequila

  • 3 tablespoons triple sec

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 cup light olive oil

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 (per serving)

390 Calories
21g Fat
18g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 390
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 681mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 307mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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