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Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

Grilling Season is here!! I have been so so ready for this.  Missouri weather went from 30 degrees to 85 overnight, so it’s time to take off those Northface Jackets and head out to the deck for some Summer BBQs! This Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken is the perfect recipe for grilling season. 

I recently made a grilling themed dinner for my family, and the hit of the night was this flavorful Tequila Lime Chicken. Delicious and oh so easy. It was perfect with grilled corn as a side and grilled peaches and cream for dessert. Such a great summer meal! 



  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup good quality tequila (I love Camarena)
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T. Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning Blend (If you don’t have access to this, use 1 tps. Paprika, 1 tsp. cumin, and 1 tsp. salt)
  • 1 tsp. fresh black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 slices Ultra Thin Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Lite 3-Cheese Ranch (I used Kraft)

In a large bowl, mix tequila, lime juice, orange juice, garlic, fiesta lime seasoning blend, pepper, and cilantro. Place the chicken into 2 gallon sized ziplock bags (2 per bag) and pour the marinade over the chicken. Seal in the fridge for 6-8 hours.

After marinating, take the chicken out of the bags and grill on medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through. Brush each chicken liberally with the ranch, and top with a slice of cheese. Allow the cheese to melt over the chicken before taking off the grill.



Serve with rice, fresh pico de gallo, and lime slices.

Makes: 4

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