Margarita Grilled Chicken Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/4 cup Tequila
  • 3/4 cup Fresh Lime Juice, divided (approximately 6-8 limes total)
  • 1/4 cup Boiling Water
  • 2 tablespoons Agave Syrup
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt


  1. Pierce each chicken breast several times with a fork. Place the chicken in a large glass baking dish or re-sealable plastic bag.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the tequila, 1/2 cup of lime juice, water and agave; stir well and set aside.
  3. Using an immersion blender or small food processor, blend the remaining 1/4 cup of lime juice, garlic cloves, cilantro, salt, and pepper until smooth. Transfer the cilantro puree to the bowl with the tequila; stir until well combined.
  4. Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight (minimum 6 hours).
  5. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and discard excess marinade.
  6. Grill chicken until done, flipping only once. (This should take approximately 6-7 minutes per side.)


  • If you don’t happen to have agave syrup, you can substitute 2 tablespoons of honey or 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar instead.


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Author: David Dial
Recipe Yields: 4 grilled chicken breasts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 chicken breast
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 8
Calories 207

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 225mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 8g
Protein 27g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
David Dial

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