Sweet Tequila-Lime Chicken

Create a quick Mexican fiesta with this chicken, tortillas, and fresh lime margaritas.


4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1 tablespoon sauce)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 7 Minutes
Cook: 18 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 186
Fat 1.5 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Protein 26.4 g
Carbohydrate 6.7 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Iron 1.0 mg
Sodium 223 mg
Caloriesfromfat 7 %
Fiber 0.2 g
Calcium 23 mg


3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup tequila
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
Cooking spray
4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


Combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Set aside.

Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned.

Add tequila mixture; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes. Uncover, turn chicken, and simmer 2 minutes or until chicken is done and sauce is thickened.

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

January 2003
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