Margarita Chicken

I can’t believe that May is next week, this year has gone really fast.  Next week is Cinco de Mayo.  This chicken is a perfect meal for Cinco de Mayo.  It has a really good mix of saltiness and sweetness.  Make sure that you add the salt because otherwise the chicken will be really sweet.  
This is easy to make, it is a simple marinade and then the chicken is grilled.  This meal is also perfect for this time of year, since it is grilled.  We love to grill outside as much as we can once the weather starts to get warm.  This chicken was really good and make a really good meal.
Margarita Chicken
(Recipe adapted from Real Mom Kitchen)
5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can (10 ounces) frozen non-alcoholic margarita mix, thawed
1 tablespoon lime juice concentrate
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1.  In a small bowl, combine the margarita mix, lime juice, lemon juice, and garlic.  Pour 1 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Save the remaining marinade and refrigerate until grilling.  Add the chicken into the bag and make sure to coat the chicken with the marinade.  Refrigerate for at least one hour.  Rotate halfway through marinading.
2.  Discard the marinade from the bag.  Sprinkle the chicken with the salt and pepper.  Using long-handled tongs, dip a paper towel in cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.  Grill the chicken, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until the chicken has an internal temperature of 160 degrees.  Baste frequently with the reserved marinade.

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  1. I Love me some margaritas and chicken! Why not put them together? This sounds delish:)

  2. Wow! This would be a fab meal idea for Cinco de Mayo! Can’t wait to try it.

  3. This is awesome! I know what I’m making for Cinco de Mayo!
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  4. oh wow..this is a whole new recipe to me…I can’t imaging the taste!! i love new recipes..thak you!!!
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  5. Hi!!! All linked up at your party!! Would love for you to link up some of your DELICIOUS recipes at my party too!! I am your newest linky follower!

  6. This looks like a great idea and we are just starting into grilling season. Thanks for sharing at our party this week – you’ve been busy.

  7. Sounds simple and interesting. Please share this on my foodie friday linky today.

  8. Lovvvvve margaritas, so why wouldn’t I love margarita chicken? :)

  9. This is one of my favorite chicken recipes. Would you consider sharing it at my party?

  10. This looks amazing! I’m always looking for other ways to cook chicken. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  11. This sounds delicious!

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  12. This sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  13. I’m so glad you shared this at Must Try Monday. I am definetly going to try this. I hope you’ll stop by and sign up for the blog swap I’m co hosting. I’d love to have you!

  14. Mmmm! Sounds so tasty…and I love that there’s no dairy in it so I could actually make it for my hubs! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  15. This looks very intriguing.. I wonder what would happen if you did add a little alcohol? This will be fun for summer barbecues. Please share this on my foodie friday party today.