Ina Garten's Tequila Lime Chicken

  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 10min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total Time: 8 hrs 35 min
  • Yield: 12 1x


Summer has come and gone but I still like a good grilled chicken recipe, and Ina's recipe for tequila lime grilled chicken does not disappoint. 



  • 1 cup gold tequila
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice (8 limes)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (4 oranges)
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeno pepper (1 pepper seeded)
  • 2 tablespoon minced fresh garlic (3 cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 whole (12 split) boneless chicken breasts, skin-on


  1. Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, chili powder, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken breasts. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Heat a grill with coals and brush the rack with oil to prevent the chicken from sticking. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade, sprinkle well with salt and pepper, and grill them skin-side down for about 5 minutes, until nicely browned. Turn the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes, until just cooked through. Remove from the grill to a plate. Cover tightly and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.


myWW: blue: 2; green: 3; purple: 2

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1

Keywords: tequila lime chicken