Grilled Margarita Chicken Breasts

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a taste sensation and great grilling recipe. My sister served this at a family cookout. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and clamored for the recipe. (Plan ahead, needs to marinade)


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together lime peel, lime juice, olive oil, tequila, salt and cayenne.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a large resealable plastic bag.
  3. Pour marinade into bag; seal and refrigerate 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  4. Heat a barbecue grill to medium.
  5. Remove chicken from bag; pour marinade into a small saucepan.
  6. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 full minute.
  7. Grill breasts, skin side down, for 8 to 12 minutes.
  8. Turn and baste with marinade.
  9. Continue to grill and baste until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear.
Most Helpful

Very good, moist, flavorful chicken. The next time I make it, I think I'll add a little more tequila, though. The 2 T wasn't enough to really make the taste come through. Like other reviewers, we used boneless, skinless chicken also.

Lucky Clover June 30, 2012

This is fantastic! I too used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and they turned out moist and delicious. I made this at the end of the summer last year; I can't wait for grilling season to come back so I can make this again.

TomorrowsMe February 16, 2011

Very nice. I made this with boneless/skinless chicken breasts and the chicken was super tender. I will increase the spice next time as I didn't find this had much of a kick but it was very flavorful and moist. Will make again.

RedVinoGirl June 27, 2010