Tequila Lime Chicken with Mango Salsa

Grilled tequila lime chicken served with fresh mango salsa is a perfect meal for warm summer nights. Each piece of lean white meat is glazed with a honey-lime mixture for enhanced flavor.

Chicken is one of the simplest proteins to cook on a barbecue and the flavor combinations are endless. There’s no better way to welcome the change in season than with a festive grilled tequila lime chicken paired with a bright and colorful mango salsa.

A savory blend of spices combines nicely with tangy lime, aged tequila, and a drizzle of honey. This meal is bold in flavor but easy enough to prepare any day of the week. If you’re ready to fire up the grill, let’s not waste another minute!


Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins


Tequila Lime Chicken:
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice , plus zest
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts , thinly sliced or flattened to ½-inch thick, (4 breasts)

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Mango Salsa:
  • 1 mango , cubed
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes , diced
  • 1 avocado , cubed
  • 1/4 cup red onion , diced
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 jalapeño , minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves , chopped

  • Tequila Lime Chicken Marinade-
  • Whisk all marinade ingredients together; tequila, 2 tablespoons lime juice, zest, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, chili powder, black pepper and olive oil.
  • Put chicken in a resealable plastic bag just large enough to fit the chicken.
  • Pour marinade over the chicken, turning to coat. Remove any air from the bag and seal.
  • Allow chicken to marinate for 20 to 30 mins (room temperature) to 1 hour (refrigerated).

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