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Margarita Chicken

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


  • 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 for 2-4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade from chicken. 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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  • gremaux
    Dec 26, 2020

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  • Barry in London
    Jul 3, 2019

    Made this many times. Always a big hit with everyone.

  • redgirl4634
    May 7, 2018

    I’ve made this several times and it’s amazing! Sometimes I grill extra and use it for salads to take to work. I’ve also used garlic powder in a pinch when I didn’t have fresh and it was still awesome.

  • Catie
    Apr 22, 2018

    Super easy, very flavorful, it is a star of the dinner on the table! This well loved recipe will be used again and again!

  • suefalk
    Sep 8, 2017

    Super easy, super tasty!! Most of the flavor comes from the mix, so pick a good one! Can't beat fresh lime flavor either. This one is a keeper!

  • PageRD
    Jul 18, 2017

    This was so simple and tasty. I've made many recipes with margarita mix but this is the first one where the flavors of the margarita were pronounced. Baste it early and often! Be careful not to overcook it. I got distracted and mine turned out dry but that was my fault.

  • Kelsey
    May 24, 2017

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  • abashu
    May 24, 2017

    I tried to make it without the margarita mix.

  • gina.kapfhamer
    May 10, 2017

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  • JCV4
    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.