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Margarita Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.

Makes

4 servings

Marinated in flavors of garlic and lime, this tangy margarita chicken is ready to go whenever the coals are hot! Serve with roasted corn on the cob and lemonade. —Kelly Bruneman, Cedar Park, Texas
Margarita Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen nonalcoholic 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

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine margarita mix, lime juice and garlic. Pour 1 cup marinade into a shallow dish. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate, 2-4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on oiled grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat (or broil 4 in. from heat) until a thermometer reads 165°; 5-7 minutes on each side, basting frequently with reserved marinade.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half: 250 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.

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