Spicy Margarita Chicken

Spicy Margarita Chicken Recipe - tequila, trip sec, lime juice, chili powder, garlic, cumin and a fresh jalapeño - tastes like a margarita with a kick! Great with some quick Mexican rice or as fajitas.

I saw this recipe over on Tasty Kitchen and immediately put it on our menu.  It was really good – super juicy and packed full of flavor.  The chicken had a little kick, but I wouldn’t say it was super spicy.  You can adjust the heat by using less jalapeño or not using the seeds in the pepper.  I served the chicken with the rice from my Polo Loco dish and garnished it with some fresh cilantro I was growing.  {I say “was growing” because Jack sat in it and killed it.}  This would even be good as fajitas.  We both really enjoyed the chicken, and I would definitely make it again.

Spicy Margarita Chicken Recipe - tequila, trip sec, lime juice, chili powder, garlic, cumin and a fresh jalapeño - tastes like a margarita with a kick! Great with some quick Mexican rice or as fajitas.


Spicy Margarita Chicken
adapted from Eats, Sweets & Treats
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 3 Tbsp triple sec
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 6 boneless chicken breasts

Puree all ingredients except chicken in food processor.  Put chicken in gallon ziplock bag, pour marinade over chicken.  Marinate in refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Grill approximately 12-15 minutes, or until juices run clear.

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  1. I gave up on trying to grow cilantro. My cat LOVES it! Just cheaper to buy a bunch rather than replenishing my live plants!

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