Tequila-Lime Chicken

By margokittycat

An easy-to-fix marinade guarantees mouth-watering flavor in every bite of this delicious dish. You’ll love it hot off the grill!

Tequila-Lime Chicken
  • 1/4 C. Lime Juice

  • 1/4 C. Tequila or Margarita Mix

  • 6 TBSP Coarsley chopped Cilantro, divided

  • 3 TBSP Olive Oil

  • 1 tsp. Grated lime peel

  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

  • 1/2 tsp.Pepper

  • 4 Boneless skinless chicken breast halves

  • 8 Thin Slices Lime

  1. Combine lime juice, tequila, 4 TBS. of cilantro, oil,lime peel,salt and pepper in large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken turn to coat. Place in shallow pan; marinate at room temperature 30 minutes or refrigerate up to 8 hours.

  2. Heat grill. Remove chicken from marinade;reserve marinade. Grill chicken, covered over medium heat or coals 10 minutes or until no longer pink in center, turning once and brushing with reserved marinade during first 5 minutes of cooking. Top chicken with lime slices during last 5 minutes of cooking. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro just before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
27 g
2.5 g
75 mg
215 mg
5 g

chicken/poultry chicken main dish ultra-low-carb grill

2 replies

Al Lee
Al Lee 2013-05-03 10:07:43 -0500 Report

I put 1 finely chopped jalapeno pepper (with seeds if I want lots of heat) and 1 clove minced garlic to my version of this recipe.

ohneclue 2013-05-02 12:56:50 -0500 Report

I do not understand the total calories, carbs, sugars or fat grams in this recipe. First of all, tequila or margarita mix is NOTHING but sugar and 1/4 cup has 160 calories which is 40 grams sugar or 10 grams sugar per serving!!! Plus 3 Tbsp of olive oil has 358 calories so to my idea, we're ruining the low fat beauty of the chicken breasts as a very low fat protein source. The totals of 160, 358, and 436 add up to 954/4 = 238.5 calories per each of the 4 servings without adding the few calories from the cilantro, lime juice, etc.. I don't EVER add oil to my marinades and they work just fine. I use apple cider vinegar (which also helps lower blood sugar as reported in Diabetic Care) and add the spices I want to my marinade. Worked like a charm. I love lime juice as well, it denatures or "cooks" proteins.I even cut all my salad veggies up and keep them in clean, gallon size zip lock bags and load them into our salad bowls as ordered on top of the freshly sliced lettuce. My husband has recently decided he is also diabetic (328 FBG) so he doesn't eat as he did before which wasn't bad but he stopped drinking beer, sip, sip, sip. He's finally down to 115 fasting after 3 weeks of letting his liver recover. If you clean it up and leave out the extra unnecessary sugars and oils,, maybe add some chili powder or chili slices like poblanos or spicy serranos or jalapeños, great! Juice those limes rather than just using the slices on top of the chicken breast after grilling one side..