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Zesty Tequila Lime Chicken

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 6



  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Tequila of Choice
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Finely Chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Cilantro Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Cumin Ground
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper Ground


  • Zest From Orange and/or Lime
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder


  • 6 Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • Salt to Taste
  • Pepper to Taste
  • 1 Pinch Dried Basil



  • Combine the lime juice, orange juice, olive oil,
    tequila, garlic, cilantro, cumin, sugar, optional chili powder, salt and pepper
    in a large bowl or zip closure bag then stir or shake until all ingredients are
    mixed well.


  • Butterfly the chicken breast, seasoning it will
    salt, pepper and dried basil. Once seasoned, add chicken breast to the
  • Marinate for at least 20 minutes in the
    refrigerator, or overnight for best, most flavourful results.
  • Heat grill or pan to medium-high heat. Remove
    chicken from the marinade and cook for 5–7 minutes per side, turning once (or
    until cooked through).
  • Once cooked, remove chicken from grill or pan,
    letting it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Plating can be completed
    during this time.
  • Once plated, you can add the orange and/ or lime
    zest (to taste) to the top of the chicken to bring more colour and flavour to
    your dish.