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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 each: 251 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.

Reviews for Margarita Chicken

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JCV4 User ID: 628113 252348
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016

"I thought this was a nice, easy, and different marinade for chicken. My chicken came out nice a juicy and not dry at all. Served it with herb & butter grilled corn on the cob."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 249843
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2016

"I accidentally bought the alcoholic margarita mix, and the chicken came out a little dry. Gave it five stars any way because that was my mistake."

lisahughes User ID: 8721992 247899
Reviewed May. 5, 2016

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

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 227573
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

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

cruisingail User ID: 1553892 211851
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

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

Gail Borczyk Field Editor"

gucci65 User ID: 7131119 179010
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

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

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 179009
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

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

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 190764
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

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

~ Theresa"

smabell User ID: 2055850 174586
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."

pcronk User ID: 1376127 120467
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."

sledchick User ID: 5528652 192330
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

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

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 211850
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

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

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 174161
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

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

ddisher User ID: 2820770 109823
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"Yum! Will be making this again."

danelleme User ID: 2138165 109822
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!"

muffnette User ID: 1370261 174584
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"

cherib User ID: 182540 112231
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.