Tequila Lime Chicken

READY IN: 14hrs
Recipe by Emilie White

This recipe turns out great every time. The chicken turns out so moist and flavorful that it's hard to resist eating a few slices before serving.

Top Review by Bliss

I love tequila, lime, garlic and chicken. I was hoping that this would be terrific, but I found it very bland. I actually marinated it for longer than suggested, hoping that the limes/tequila would give it even more flavor. It didn't. I'm really sorry. I had such high hopes for this dish, but it just fell short for me.


  1. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry.
  2. Flatten chicken to 1/2-inch thickness and pierce with a fork several times.
  3. Rub with black pepper and place in a large ziploc baggie.
  4. Add garlic, onions, lime juice, and tequila to the ziploc baggie and seal.
  5. Rub liquid around to coat chicken and place in a shallow baking dish and refrigerate up to 12 hours.
  6. Every couple of hours rub the marinade around and turn the baggie over.
  7. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. Add chicken and discard marinade.
  9. Turn heat down to medium and slowly cook chicken until no longer pink.
  10. Once chicken is done squirt with additional lime juice and cut up to serve in tortillas, or serve whole.

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