Margarita Chicken Recipe

Margarita Chicken Recipe

Get festive with tequila — without the hangover!

A tart/sweet marinade infuses plain chicken breasts with a tangy citrus flavor with an extra kick. (Don’t worry, most of the alcohol evaporates during cooking.)

3.36 from 25 votes

Margarita Chicken

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 146 kcal
Author Beachbody


  • 1 Tbsp. tequila
  • 1/2 cup 100% natural orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 oz.)
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper


  1. Combine tequila, orange juice, lime juice, onion, and garlic in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.

  2. Place chicken in glass dish. Pour marinade over; toss gently to coat. Refrigerate, covered for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

  3. Preheat grill or broiler on high.

  4. Remove chicken from marinade. Season with salt and cayenne. Discard marinade.

  5. Grill or broil chicken for five minutes on each side, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.

Nutrition Facts
Margarita Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 438mg19%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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