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Margarita Grilled Chicken Tacos

Margarita grilled chicken tacos made with a tequila lime marinade.  And these tequila lime chicken tacos are filled with a marinaded grilled tequila lime chicken breast.   

margarita grilled chicken in a flour tortilla and Mexican toppings
And this tequila lime marinade is so very easy and makes margarita grilled chicken breast moist and delicious.  The margarita grilled chicken makes delicious Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos that are loaded with flavor and topped with your favorite toppings.
Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos with all the fixings
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How to make Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Breast with a Tequila Lime Marinade

Mix and place the mixture of tequila, lime, and spice marinade in a ziplock baggie or better yet a marinade container.  Add the chicken breasts and place in the refrigerator and marinate overnight.   Remove from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.   Heat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat or heat up a grill pan on the stove.  

Remove the chicken breasts from the tequila lime marinade and dispose of the marinade.  Place chicken on the hot grill or grill pan.   Turn several times and cook until juices run clear and it is completely cooked.  


Tequila Lime Chicken breast, margarita grilled chicken


Allow the margarita grilled chicken breasts to rest before slicing.    This Tequila Lime Chicken recipe makes the best chicken for tacos.    But the whole breast could be served with a side of Texas Pinto Beans and Green Chile Cheese Bread


margarita grilled chicken in a flour tortilla and Mexican toppings


But our favorite way to serve this margarita grilled chicken is shredded or chopped in a warm tortilla.  You could use either corn or flour tortillas.    This plate of Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos is simple and served with fresh sliced jalapeños, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.

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5 from 16 votes

Margarita Grilled Chicken Tacos

Margarita grilled chicken tacos made with a tequila lime marinade. These tequila lime chicken tacos are filled with grilled tequila lime chicken breast.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Marinade Time12 hours
Total Time12 hours 33 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Grilled Marinated Tequila Chicken, Margarita grilled chicken, Tequila Lime Chicken, Tequila Lime Marinade
Servings: 6
Calories: 336kcal
Author: Evelyn



  • Place chicken breasts between two pieces of clear wrap and pound with a meat hammer until 1/4th to 1/2 inch thick
  • Mix the marinade ingredients (first 9 ingredients) in a bowl and then pour into a zip-lock bag or marinade container
  • Add the pounded chicken breasts to the bag and seal
  • Place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours. Note: if using zip lock bags place in a bowl to prevent spills.
  • Remove from the fridge and grill the chicken breasts for 7-8 minutes per each side until done. Discard marinade. 


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 484mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 8.2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.9mg

Recipe Rating

Jamie H

Monday 3rd of February 2014

Sounds like this chicken would be delicious for any meal, but putting it in a pita is such fun! Pinning!Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes!

Claire Justine

Wednesday 24th of April 2013

Yummy they look great :)


Wednesday 24th of April 2013

Just need to run to the store for some lettuce, tomato and pita bread - have everything else I need to make this right now! Sounds wonderful!!

Kaz @ Melting Moments

Wednesday 24th of April 2013

These look so healthy and tasty! Thank you for sharing!

The Busy Bee's

Tuesday 23rd of April 2013

Thanks so much for linking up at our Busy Bee's (Thursday) party. We are so happy to have you join us each week. You always add so much to our party!Have a wonderful day!Joye & MyrnaThe Busy Bee's