Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Recipe

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Recipe

How To Make Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

Fresh with just the perfect amount of kick, this lime chicken is an easy grilled recipe that comes loaded with the vibrant flavors of the Southwest.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 4 minutes
Marinate Time: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 19 minutes



  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 3tbsptequila
  • 1tbsplime zest
  • 4clovesgarlic,minced
  • tspground ancho chili pepper
  • ½tspground coriander
  • ¼tspdried oregano
  • tspsalt
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 2tsphoney
  • 4boneless skinless chicken breasts,(or about 2 lbs), pounded to an even ½-inch thickness
  • 1lime,sliced into wedges for serving (optional)


  1. Combine all of the ingredients except for the chicken breasts in a 1-gallon freezer bag. Close the bag and squish the marinade around to mix.

  2. Add the chicken breasts and massage the marinade into the meat until evenly coated. Seal the bag and place it in a bowl in the refrigerator (the bowl protects against leakage); marinate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

  3. Clean the grill and preheat to high. Lightly dip a wad of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, carefully rub over the grates several times until glossy and coated.

  4. Place the chicken breasts on the grill and spoon any remaining marinade from the bag over top. Grill, covered, for 2 to 3 minutes per side (turning only once). Serve immediately with lime wedges.


  • Calories: 463.04kcal
  • Fat: 17.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.94g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.34g
  • Fiber: 0.91g
  • Sugar: 3.33g
  • Protein: 61.62g
  • Cholesterol: 198.56mg
  • Sodium: 741.73mg
  • Calcium: 31.27mg
  • Potassium: 952.87mg
  • Iron: 1.35mg
  • Vitamin A: 20.02µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.21mg
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