The Best Ever Grilled Margarita Chicken with Marinade Recipe - fantastic flavor of tequila cooked into the chicken with subtle hints of sweetness from the agave and a little kick from the jalapeno. The gang is all here in this flavor profile. Tequila, lime and orange all come together to create the best ever Margarita Chicken. This is one recipe you have to try!
After nearly a year of enjoying some of our favorite grilled chicken recipes and trying several others, we decided we had to share this one with you again. Truly in our top 2 favorite grilled chicken recipes. Definitely the best margarita chicken ever.
I have tried the recipes that called for margarita mix. THIS.IS.THE.BEST. The fantastic flavor of tequila cooked right into the chicken with subtle hints of sweetness from the agave, it is a recognizable touch and one that I recommend. A little kick from the jalapeno.
The gang is all here in this flavor profile. Tequila, lime and orange all come together to create the best ever Margarita Chicken. This is one recipe you have to try!
With love from our kitchen table to yours! XO
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The Best Ever Grilled Margarita Chicken with Marinade
3-5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast (washed and trimmed)
Zest of 1 lime (about 1 tablespoon)
Juice of 3 limes (about ½ cup)
Juice of 1 orange (about ¼ cup)
1 jalapeño pepper, minced (seeded and deveined to reduce heat)
5 cloves garlic, minced or grated
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander seed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 ounces Cuervo Gold tequila
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Place chicken in a resealable gallon size plastic bag. Set aside.
Combine all ingredients, except chicken, in a small bowl or measuring cup. Whisk to combine. Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 3-24 hours. Turn chicken occasionally.
Preheat grill to medium-high. Place chicken on the counter to come to room temp.
Grill chicken about 4-5 minutes on each side. Serve and enjoy.
COOK'S NOTE: You can also cook this in the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Pour off 1/2 of marinade, add the chicken and remaining marinade to a 9x12 baking dish and bake for 60 minutes.
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