One Of The Best Grilled Chicken Recipes

Margarita grilled chicken is one of my Best Grilled Chicken Recipes. I have others but this one is certainly near the top. If you think you’ve tried them all, here’s one more. Margarita grilled chicken is exactly what it’s name implies.

Boneless skinless chicken breasts are marinated in a mixture of tequila, triple sec and margarita mix.

There are other herbs and spices, so it’s not exactly like a cocktail – garlic, cilantro and honey all contribute to the flavor and texture of the grilled chicken breasts.

Be sure to make a big batch to serve with this savory and tender chicken.

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Margarita Grilled Chicken - Best Grilled Chicken Recipes
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup margarita mix
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  1. Season the chicken breasts with the kosher salt and black pepper.
  2. Combine the margarita mix, lime and orange juices, tequila, triple sec and honey in a blender.
  3. Add the cilantro, coarsely ground black pepper, garlic and onion powder. Process on high speed until the mixture is smooth, then reduce the speed and add the olive oil.
  4. Put the seasoned chicken breasts in a baking dish or container. Pour the blended mixture over the chicken, turning it once so that both sides are coated.
  5. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 6 hours - overnight is best.
  6. Light a charcoal barbeque or heat a gas grill for medium high heat. Lightly oil the grate.
  7. Shake any excess marinade off the chicken breasts and discard the marinade.
  8. Grill them for about 7 minutes per side. The internal temperature of the breasts should reach 180F.

Tips and Tidbits

Food For Thought – Don’t stop with just chicken breasts.

A whole, cut up chicken, marinated and grilled truly has something for everybody.

You can also use a family pack size of almost any chicken part – thighs are especially juicy done this way.

Good To Know – It’s quite unorthodox, but 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke adds a rustic dimension to this recipe.

Combined with the caramelized honey on the edges of the chicken, the smoke imparts a flavor that is unusual with the citrus ingredients, but you just have to try it to taste the complex balancing act that the smoke can add to this exotic mix.

Give this chicken recipe a try and it just might become one of your best grilled chicken recipes.

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