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Tequila Lime Chicken Recipe | Grandbaby Cakes
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Tequila Lime Chicken Recipe

Get your grill going, and add these classic grilled tequila lime marinated chicken breasts to your summer menus right away! Flavorful and so tasty!
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 494kcal


  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • chopped cilantro for garnish


  • Whisk together tequila, lime juice, lime zest, orange juice, olive oil and worchestershire sauce until combined.
  • Pour marinade into large plastic storage bag then submerge chicken, close storage bag and store in refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight for more intensified flavor.
  • When ready to grill, remove chicken from marinade and season with salt and pepper, and evenly with paprika and garlic powder.
  • Grill chicken on all sides until cooked through then remove from grill, cover with foil and rest to allow juices to settle.  Garnish with chopped cilantro and lime zest and serve.


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 460mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 34.7mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.6mg