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Margarita Grilled Chicken Breasts

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Classic fresh margarita flavors take a spin on the grill with these succulent chicken breasts.

Ingredients

1
orange
1
lime
2
tablespoons tequila
1
tablespoon honey
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/2 lb)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Cooked white rice, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Grate 1/2 teaspoon peel from orange; grate 1/2 teaspoon peel from lime. Cut orange and lime in half; set aside.
  • 2 In gallon-size resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix orange and lime peels, tequila, honey, oil and taco seasoning mix. Add chicken; seal bag. Shake until chicken is evenly coated. Refrigerate at least 10 minutes but no longer than 2 hours.
  • 3 Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Discard any remaining marinade. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, place halved orange and lime, cut sides down, on grill. Cook 3 to 6 minutes, until cut side is charred. Cool slightly, then cut into wedges.
  • 5 Top chicken with cilantro; serve with charred citrus wedges and rice.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Grate 1/2 teaspoon peel from orange; grate 1/2 teaspoon peel from lime. Cut orange and lime in half; set aside.
  • 2 In gallon-size resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix orange and lime peels, tequila, honey, oil and taco seasoning mix. Add chicken; seal bag. Shake until chicken is evenly coated. Refrigerate at least 10 minutes but no longer than 2 hours.
  • 3 Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Discard any remaining marinade. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, place halved orange and lime, cut sides down, on grill. Cook 3 to 6 minutes, until cut side is charred. Cool slightly, then cut into wedges.
  • 5 Top chicken with cilantro; serve with charred citrus wedges and rice.

Expert Tips

Obviously, the best pairing for this meal is its namesake -- serve with a cool, fresh margarita!

Want even more authentic tequila flavor? Use agave nectar in place of the honey.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
311.3
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8.1g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
124.2mg
41%
Sodium
511.8mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
15.0g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
9.6g
Protein
39.1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
49.60%
50%
Calcium
3.40%
3%
Iron
7%
7%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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