Tequila Lime Chicken (6 servings)

Prep Time: 10 min 
Inactive Prep Time:  8 hr 5 min  
Cook Time:   15 min


  • 1/2 cup gold tequila
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (5 to 6 limes)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeno pepper (1 pepper seeded)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic (3 cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 whole (6 split) boneless chicken breasts, skin on


Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, chili powder, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.Add the chicken breasts. Refrigerate overnight.

Heat a grill with coals and brush the rack with oil to prevent the chicken from sticking.

Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade, sprinkle well with salt and pepper, and grill them skin-side down for about 5 minutes, until nicely browned.

Turn the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes, until just cooked through.

Remove from the grill to a plate. Cover tightly and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.


Calories: 277               Total Fat: 14 grams               Saturated Fat: 4 grams               Protein: 31 grams     

Total carbohydrates: 4 grams               Sugar: 1 gram               Fiber: 0 grams            Cholesterol: 93 milligrams       Sodium: 419 milligrams

Courtesy of:  Foodnetwork.com  – Copyright 2002 Barefoot Contessa Family Style


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