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Margarita Chicken Recipe
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Margarita Chicken Recipe

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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.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

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.

Directions

  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 meat thermometer reads 160°, basting frequently with reserved marinade. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Margarita Chicken in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p35

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.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

Reviews for Margarita Chicken(14)

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

enjoyed the new flavors

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

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

Gail Borczyk Field Editor

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

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

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Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

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

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Reviewed May. 15, 2013

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

~ Theresa

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