Sweet Tequila-Lime Chicken

Sweet Tequila-Lime Chicken

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

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2003

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1 tablespoon sauce)
  • Cook time:18 Minutes
  • Prep time:7 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 186
  • Fat: 1.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 26.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.7g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Iron: 1.0mg
  • Sodium: 223mg
  • Calories from fat: 7%
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Calcium: 23mg

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