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Margarita Chicken

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.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, dinner, dinner recipe, easy dinner, key lime, margarita
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4 people

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.