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Margarita Chicken Recipe

This Margarita Chicken starts with a simple marinade and is grilled OR cooked stove top making it the perfect easy dinner idea! Great over rice or shredded in tacos.

Margarita Chicken Recipe

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We are always on the hunt for super easy dinner ideas. This chicken, while it has a long list of ingredients, is as easy as it comes.

The hardest part about making this chicken recipe is combining the ingredients for the marinade and giving it a good stir.

The flavors mimic a margarita and give the chicken the most incredibly flavor. Top things off with some fresh pico and a squeeze of lime for the ultimate grilled or baked chicken!

Pompeian Robust olive oil

How to make margarita marinade:

  1. Combine olive oil, cilantro, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, liquid margarita mix, lime juice, orange juice, tequila, triple sec, garlic, and apricot preserves in a large zip top bag. Mix to combine.
  2. Add 2-4 chicken breasts to the bag. Seal and lay flat in the refrigerator.
  3. Let sit 4-24 hours before cooking.
Marinated Margarita Chicken

Margarita Chicken ingredients:

  • Margarita marinade (see above)
  • Chicken breast

How to grill margarita chicken:

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  2. Grill chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

How to cook margarita chicken on the stove:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a cast iron or oven safe pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook 2 minutes on each side or until just browned.
  3. Transfer to the oven and cook 15-20 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
  4. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.
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Margarita Chicken

Margarita Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes

This Margarita Chicken starts with a simple marinade and is grilled OR cooked stove top making it the perfect easy dinner idea! Great over rice or shredded in tacos.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon Pompeian Olive Oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup margarita mix
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon apricot preserves
  • 4 Chicken Breast Halves

Instructions

  1. Combine the first 12 ingredients (1/2 cup olive oil) in a large Ziploc bag. Add your chicken breasts, seal closed, and refrigerate at least 4 hours but ideally 24 hours.
  2. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a cast iron or oven safe pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook 2 minutes on each side or until just browned.
  4. Transfer to the oven and cook 15-20 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
  5. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

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Cindy

Friday 22nd of July 2016

Ooooo this looks so tasty. I have bookmarked the recipe and will try it soon.

Mama Munchkin

Friday 15th of July 2016

This is one I will definitly try. Looks super tasty and easy enough for a weeknight!

Angie Scheie

Thursday 14th of July 2016

This looks healthy and delicious. Quality ingredients make all the difference! Yum!`

ashley

Thursday 14th of July 2016

Margarita chicken is one of my favorite dishes to get when we go out! Can't wait to try this at home!

Aileen (Aileen Cooks Blog)

Thursday 14th of July 2016

This sounds delicious!!!! I need to get out of my current teriyaki chicken rut.

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