Tequila Lime Chicken

Tequila Lime Chicken

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 407kcal


  • 4 limes
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 12 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese grated


  • Slice open the limes and squeeze the juice into a food processor or blender. Add the tequila, olive oil, salt, garlic, jalapenos and cilantro. Blend the mixture until totally combined. Add the chicken to a large plastic bag and pour in the lime-tequila mixture. Seal the bag and marinate in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
  • Remove the chicken from the bag and grill it over medium-high heat. Rotate the chicken 45-degrees on both sides to create nice grill marks, and continue grilling until the chicken is cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Melt the Monterey Jack over the top of the sliced chicken breasts.
  • Slice the chicken and serve it on a plate topped with the sides.




Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 963mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 1.1mg