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Tasty Tuesdays: July 4th Barbecue Recipe

By June 28, 2011April 15th, 2018General Updates

From now on, we will be posting a “Tasty Tuesday” recipe to “spice up” your week (wink, wink- pun intended). Are you looking for a fast and easy July 4th Barbecue Recipe that will make your guests think you are the next Bobby Flay?

This refreshing dish is flavored with limes, chile and a splash of tequila and is sure to impress your friends and neighbors. As a versatile dish, you can’t go wrong serving this chicken hot, cold or at room temperature, or even sliced and tossed into a salad of mixed baby lettuces. Make sure you use freshly squeezed lime juice, which has a more flavor than the bottled kind.

*Don’t forget to observe our Top 10 Barbeque Safety Techniques when grilling!

Margarita Chicken


zest from one lime
1/3 Cup fresh lime juice, from about 4 limes
1/4 Cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons tequila, optional
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
2 cloves garlic, mashed
1 teaspoon chile powder
pinch salt and pepper
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, 6-8


1. Place all ingredients, except for the chicken, in a gallon-sized zip top plastic bag. Squish to combine.

2. Add chicken, seal bag, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for one hour or overnight.

3. Coat grill pan (or grill) with cooking spray. Heat pan (or grill) to medium-high. Cook chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side, turning breast a quarter turn after two minutes if cross hatch marks are desired. Serve immediately.

We hope you are pleasantly surprised that this recipe will impress but also leave you with more time to spend with your guests. Click here for more quick and easy chicken recipes.

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