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Tequila lime grilled chicken

Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken

Servings 6
Author Adapted from Barefoot Contessa Family Style


  • 1/2 cup gold tequila
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (5 to 6 limes)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder (regular chili powder can be substituted)
  • 1 minced fresh jalapeno pepper (remove seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 whole boneless chicken breasts (6 split)


  • Combine the first seven ingredients in a large bowl that will comfortably hold the chicken breasts. Add the chicken breasts to the marinade and refrigerate overnight.
  • Heat a grill and brush the rack with oil to prevent the chicken from sticking.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill on one side for about 5 minutes.
  • Turn the chicken and grill for another 10 minutes or until just cooked through.
  • Remove from the grill to a plate, cover tightly, and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.


Adapted from Barefoot Contessa Family Style