Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken


A simple and easy marinade gives this tequila lime chicken an incredible flavor!  Perfect on the grill, with a salsa, or in a taco/burrito bowl!

 Another chicken recipe… I know, I know… I swear we eat more than just chicken 😉  Although honestly, we eat a LOT of chicken!  It’s inexpensive, fun to change up the flavors, and healthy 🙂  This chicken recipe is one of my all time favorites… because it’s SO versatile!  Not to mention, it uses booze 😉

The Chunky Chef | Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken | A simple and easy marinade gives this tequila lime chicken an incredible flavor!  Perfect on the grill, with a salsa, or in a taco/burrito bowl!

You may recognize that SALSA, it’s the Strawberry, Jalapeno and Pineapple Salsa I posted on Monday.  These two are just made for each other!  

The spiciness of the chicken, mixed with the zing from the lime, and topped off with the sweetness of the salsa… you won’t be able to stop making this dish 🙂

The marinade comes together super quickly and uses common spices you probably have in your spice cabinet 🙂  Add the spices to the citrus juices, oil, and tequila and whisk to combine.  Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts in a zip top plastic bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.

Now just fire up your grill (or be like me and send the chicken out to your grill master husband), and grill until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear (about 8 minutes per side, depending on how thick your breasts are).

The Chunky Chef | Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken | A simple and easy marinade gives this tequila lime chicken an incredible flavor!  Perfect on the grill, with a salsa, or in a taco/burrito bowl!

You just can’t beat that char from grilling!  If the weather is nasty, you could sear this chicken up in a skillet though 🙂

I like to squeeze a little fresh lime juice over the chicken before serving!

The Chunky Chef | Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken | A simple and easy marinade gives this tequila lime chicken an incredible flavor!  Perfect on the grill, with a salsa, or in a taco/burrito bowl!

And of course, top it with some minced cilantro and a generous helping of the strawberry salsa!

The Chunky Chef | Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken | A simple and easy marinade gives this tequila lime chicken an incredible flavor!  Perfect on the grill, with a salsa, or in a taco/burrito bowl!

This tequila lime chicken is perfect just as is… but also makes a very delicious base for a chicken taco or chicken burrito bowl 🙂

The Chunky Chef | Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken | A simple and easy marinade gives this tequila lime chicken an incredible flavor!  Perfect on the grill, with a salsa, or in a taco/burrito bowl!

Do you all grill?  I keep saying I’ll learn to master it, but yet I don’t lol.  I can work an indoor grill pan, but when it comes to outside grilling, my husband is the expert!

Whether you do it, or send it outside for someone else to grill, I hope you all give this chicken a try… you won’t regret it 🙂

The Chunky Chef | Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken | A simple and easy marinade gives this tequila lime chicken an incredible flavor!  Perfect on the grill, with a salsa, or in a taco/burrito bowl!

Recipe adapted from The Kitchen Wife


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The Chunky Chef | Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken | A simple and easy marinade gives this tequila lime chicken an incredible flavor! Perfect on the grill, with a salsa, or in a taco/burrito bowl!

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

A simple and easy marinade gives this tequila lime chicken an incredible flavor! Perfect on the grill, with a salsa, or in a taco/burrito bowl!
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Prep Time: 35 mins
Cook Time: 16 mins
Total Time: 51 mins
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Recipe Author The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 3-5 boneless skinless, chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Tequila
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 limes zested and juiced
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp ancho chile powder
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Fresh minced cilantro (optional for garnish)
  • Lime wedges (optional for garnish)

Instructions

  • Trim chicken breasts of any fat and set aside.
  • Combine marinade ingredients (from tequila down to pepper) in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Alternatively, you could add the marinade ingredients to a zip top plastic bag, seal it, and shake well to combine.
  • Add chicken breasts to the marinade, and either cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap or seal the plastic bag. Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  • Preheat grill over MED/MED-HIGH heat. Brush your grill with a little vegetable oil and grill chicken for about 8 minutes per side, until cooked through and juices run clear.
  • Let chicken rest for about 5 minutes to allow juices to redistribute.
  • If desired, top chicken with a squeeze of lime juice and minced fresh parsley.

Notes

** Recipe adapted from The Kitchen Wife
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19 comments on “Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken”

  1. Love the recipe you’ve put together – chicken looks awesome!! Thanks for stopping by #TryaBiteTuesday and sharing. Sent lots of love you way – hope to see you back next week!!

  2. Love this recipe Amanda! It looks so juicy, flavorful and healthy. We love to grill in the summer. But our grill just broke so I might have to save this for next summer. Pinning for later! #Tryabitetuesday

  3. It’s great having a grillmaster husband, isn’t it 🙂 I find it works well to allow me to sort out whatever else we are having, plus he likes it and enjoys whatever we have so it’s a great arrangement. Particularly when you have tasty looking food like this. Sounds delicious! It’s the kind of thing I keep meaning to try so might just have to give this a go.

    • Thank you Caroline!! Ah yes, having a great grill man for a husband is wonderful 🙂 Less stress for us, they have fun, and that grilled flavor is hard to beat 🙂 If you try this, I hope you guys love it!

  4. This dish looks wonderful! I love all the bright colors and flavors, yum yum yum!

  5. This looks wonderful, but would you believe that I don’t have tequila in the house?! I’d better go pick some up before grilling season comes to an end! And the honest answer is no, I don’t grill…but my boyfriend does 😉

  6. So colorful and tasty! I love how you used ingredients that I already have in my pantry too!! Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  7. Totally in love with this beauty ! Gorgeous!

  8. Amanda this looks really great! But you know what I love?!? The backlighting in these photos! They are just gorgeous!!!! Great job honey!!!

  9. What are you doing to me Amanda! I should not be checking this without having my breakfast!!
    I do love to cook with Tequila! Tequila anything really! These look amazing!!

    • Hehe, your blog does the same thing to me… when I look at it, even if I’ve just eaten, I totally want to eat what you’ve posted! 🙂 Thanks girl! Tequila is just awesome 😉

  10. I am SOOOOO making these like… ASAP. IT looks and sounds delicious and we’re always in need of new grilling recipes, we tend to go on a repetitious cycle without even realizing it! Your pics are so colorful and the site is looking A-MAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You goooooooooooooooooooo!!! <3

    • Thanks so much girl!! I’m loving the summer light for the pics… winter light is going to suuuuuck lol. I hope you love these! Oh I know what you mean, we tend to grill the same stuff too <3