Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken

A perfect summer meal. We were having friends from MI over to visit and have dinner and I thought this would be the perfect dish to serve. I served it with cabbage and herb orange slaw, iced cold watermelon and Spanish rice. I found this recipe on Annie’s Eats a recipe from Ina Garten. Check out her site for more delicious dishes!



Ingredients: I did triple the recipe for our dinner guests
1/4 cup tequila
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup freshly squeeze orange juice
1 tsp. chili powder
1 jalapeno pepper, ribbed, seeded and minced
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed through a garlic press
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, chili powder, jalapeno, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl or zippered plastic bag.  Mix well; add the chicken breasts to the container.  Cover and refrigerate overnight, or at least 8 hours.   
When you are ready to cook the chicken, heat a grill to medium-high heat.  Oil the grates to prevent the meat from sticking.  Once the grill is heated, cook the chicken until nicely browned and cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.  Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


2 Comments on “Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken”

  1. Cate says:

    Ina’s recipes are always SO good! That whole meal sounds incredibly delicious!

  2. michelle says:

    I have had this recipe saved for months, I didn’t know Annie made it also. I’m glad you liked it, I will have to try it soon!

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