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Margarita Chicken Recipe

Margarita Chicken Recipe

Marinated in flavors of garlic and lime, this tangy grilled chicken is ready to go whenever the coals are hot! Serve with roasted corn on the cob and lemonade for summer eating at its most relaxed. —Kelly Bruneman, Cedar Park, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 can (10 ounces) frozen non-alcoholic margarita mix, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the margarita mix, lime juice and garlic. Pour 1 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • 3. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°, basting frequently with reserved marinade. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 251 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.

Reviews for Margarita Chicken

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Reviewed May. 5, 2016

"I loved this but my family thought it was too sweet. Next time I will make it just for myself!"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

""Soo yummieee

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

"Great flavor! Tasted great and kids are it too!"

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"very tasty and refreshing. would make it again but for company this time!!

Gail Borczyk Field Editor"

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"I have mae this several times. I have even made it with a whole turkey. Delish !!!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"This was amazing. My husband said it was the best margarita chicken he ever had."

Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"These were AMAZING. So delicious. I want some more right now!

~ Theresa"

Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"This was a great recipe. Although I never make a recipe exactly as it reads. To this one I added fresh cilantro and chopped jalapeno to the marinade. I had to increase the temperature on my grill slightly to get that great char. The chcken was moist and my husband just loved the flavor!! Served it with a tomato, avacado and cucumber salad. Will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed May. 17, 2012

"I was really excited to try this recipe but was very disappointed in how it turned out. The surface of the chicken didn't brown, just turned kind of slimy and the chicken tasted too sweet. Won't be making this one again."

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"Very easy, VERY GOOD, and VERY REFRESHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mmmm Mmmm Good!"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

"Another one i was pleasantly surprised by. Very flavorful !"

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"This was a very flavorful chicken! Marinade was simple to throw together."

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"Yum! Will be making this again."

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2010

"Very easy and good. Even the picky husband loved it. Also tried it mixed in with a salad and it was wonderful!"

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2010

"This was fantastic! so simple to make! i loved how tendy and juicy it was and how it grilled up - i like when it darkens like this and is "glossy" SOOOO GOOD! definitely will be in a regular grilling rotation! Whole family loved it! made it with grilled southwestern potato packets and a fiesta veggie blend... mmmmm"

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

"So easy to make and so tasty, too. Definitely a keeper!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.