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Margarita Grilled Chicken is salty lime goodness that’s perfect for a party! This easy grill recipe is perfect for summer parties, backyard barbecues, and cookouts and can feed a family for a weeknight meal, or easily feed a crowd. 

Several margarita grilled chicken breasts on a white serving platter garnished with fresh sliced limes and a sprigs of cilantro

I am just so ready for summer! School is officially out around here and I’m full of good intentions for making this the best summer ever. Of course, for me, those summer ideals are full of all sorts of backyard parties I’m going to host and what recipes I can serve up at all those parties. I even hit up Target already and bought all the cute summer party items. Now if I can just get my lawn under control I’ll be ready!

This Margarita Grilled Chicken is perfect for summer. It’s so easy to make! Which means it’s great for both parties AND summer weeknight dinners. Score! This recipe has all the flavors of margarita without the alcohol so the whole family can enjoy it. The flavor is just to die for! So good, next thing you know you’ll be eating this every week!

No grill? No problem. You can easily make this recipe indoors on a grill pan or in a heavy skillet. Just add a little oil into the pan to prevent sticking.

Four margarita grilled chicken breasts on a white serving platter garnished with fresh sliced limes and sprigs of cilantro

Watch the video below where I walk you through every step of the recipe. It helps to have a visual and the video can answer a lot of your questions. Now, of course, if you still have questions, please feel free to leave a comment below because I love hearing from you! I read every single comment I get on the blog. You can check out my playlist for my other Grilling Video Recipes for more great grilling ideas.

Margarita Grilled Chicken is salty lime goodness that's perfect for a party! This easy grill recipe is perfect for summer parties, backyard barbecues, and cookouts and can feed a family for a weeknight meal, or easily feed a crowd.
Margarita Grilled Chicken is salty lime goodness that's perfect for a party! This easy grill recipe is perfect for summer parties, backyard barbecues, and cookouts and can feed a family for a weeknight meal, or easily feed a crowd.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup margarita mix
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts
Instructions
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together cilantro, pepper, garlic powder, salt, margarita mix, sugar and olive oil. Mix well.
  • Pour over chicken in a resealable plastic bag or bowl. Marinate 2 hours.
  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
  • Cook the chicken on a lightly oiled grate until cooked through to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, which should take about 7 minutes per side.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 845mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Margarita Grilled Chicken
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Laura
August 5, 2018 12:57 pm

When you say margarita mix, do you mean with or without the booze?

Gaile kupchyk
October 5, 2019 1:31 pm

Love this recipe. It was so good. I use it lots!!

Malene
July 15, 2017 10:57 am

Hi, I am wondering if I can bake the chicken instead of grilling it. What do you think? How long in the oven at what temperature?

May 18, 2020 1:23 pm

Oh my gosh!!!! This is probably my favorite grilled chicken recipe!!! So moist!
I am trying chicken thighs tonight!!
Thank you!!!!

Pejamena
July 14, 2018 5:47 am

Love your recipes…I will try this one today…
Thanks for sharing

Beverly McGinty
May 28, 2018 1:40 pm

Love your recipes

kim
May 24, 2018 10:45 pm

Looking amazing!! Can’t wait to try this. Thaks for sharing

May 21, 2018 9:44 am

I don’t have a lot of time after work to let this marinate 2 hours. Could it marinate in the fridge all day?

Daniely Polanco
April 25, 2018 3:13 pm

5 stars
Well what can I say it was good. I followed the recipe according the way you wrote it. I had no outside grill cause we’re under the weather. Raining right now but I have a grill that has grill ribbing on one side and left nice grill marks on the chicken, came out perfect thank you very much for the recipe

anne
June 4, 2017 11:40 pm

yummy

Mark
May 27, 2017 12:36 pm

Looks great! Will give it a shot on Monday. 🙂

Carrie
June 5, 2018 10:43 am

Love your recipes! It would be great if you could provide nutritional info.

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