Honey Tequila Lime Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by NetDiva Amy

This is a quick marinade that's best on chicken but delicious on fish too. You can bake, BBQ or grill.

Top Review by loof751

This chicken was just terrific! I was surprised by the strong presence of the chili powder but it really worked with the tangy tequila/lime and the sweet honey. I marinated boneless skinless chicken breasts for about 6 hours, then grilled them and they were very tender and very flavorful. This was a great chicken marinade that I will definitely use again - thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients, except cilantro and meat in medium sauce pan.
  2. Simmer over medium heat about 15 minutes or until onions are soft but not clear.
  3. Cool completely. (Instead of adding water above, I add ice cubes at this stage.).
  4. Place chicken in a baking pan and pour mixture over the chickent.
  5. Marinade at least 1 hour, preferably over night. If the sauce doesn't completely cover the meat, turn it over half way through.
  6. If baking, pour out half the liquid and cover with finely chopped cilantro.
  7. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until meat is cooked through (depending on type of meat and size of pieces).
  8. If grilling, then grill and add the cilantro after cooking.

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