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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Margarita Chicken Tacos

Margarita Chicken Tacos are the perfect weeknight meal! Fire up the grill and get dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. #tacos #grilling #chicken


Margarita Chicken Tacos are the perfect weeknight meal! Fire up the grill and get dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. #tacos #grilling #chicken

I just have to preface this post by telling y'all how much my family LOVED these Margarita Chicken Tacos. I had a taste for tacos the other day, but I wanted something a bit different from our regular tacos. I had this really awesome Lowrider Margarita at the Barrio Cafe in Phoenix awhile back - and as I sat and thought about it, I decided I wanted to take that flavor and put in a tortilla. (Just a side note about Barrio Cafe - if you're ever in Phoenix, definitely make a trip there! The food is soooo mouthwatering and delicious!!)

Barrio Cafe in Phoenix

This is just one of many murals on and around the building. Have I told y'all how much I love living in Phoenix?? I love it, y'all! ;) I ordered the Pollo en Mole with my Lowrider Margarita. Brian ordered a soda and the Suizas Enchiladas. Here is the Barrio Cafe's menu .... ensue drooling now. Seriously, it's the BEST Mexican food I've had in quite awhile!

Anywho, back to the Margarita Chicken Tacos .... they're super simple to make! Plan ahead on the marinating and the rest is a breeze to throw together! We had these tacos with Mexican Rice and fresh fruit for a simple and delicious weeknight meal. Enjoy!

Margarita Chicken Tacos are the perfect weeknight meal! Fire up the grill and get dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. #tacos #grilling #chicken



Margarita Chicken Tacos
Printable recipe
Yield: 6-8 servings (2 tacos each)

For the chicken:
1½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup Jose Cuervo Classic Lime Original Margarita Mix
¼ cup Tequila (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste

Additional ingredients:
12-16 flour tortillas, warmed
Chopped lettuce
Chopped tomatoes
Shredded Cheddar cheese

Place the chicken in a large zip-top bag or shallow glass bowl. Add the Maragarita Mix and Tequila, if using. Seal bag getting most of the air out. Squeeze the bag gently just enough to mix the ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. 

Lightly oil grill grates and preheat grill to medium-high.

Remove the chicken breast from the marinade and discard the marinade. Season with salt and pepper. Grill for 10-15 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.

Remove the chicken from the grill and allow it to rest for about 5 minutes. Coarsely chop the chicken into bite sized pieces.

For each taco, layer desired amounts of chopped chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Serve immediately. 


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11 comments:

  1. Looks delicious, Jamie ! I like the wall art at the Cafe !

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  2. I love this idea. Such a unique twist on a taco. Thanks for sharing Jamie.

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  3. Looks yummy! Great shakeup on the typical taco.

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  4. Chicken and lime in a tortilla? This looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love this recipe Jamie!! Looks perfect for a week might meal - pinned!

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  6. The perfect summer time meal! Thanks for the recipe!

    I would love for you to share your creativity at my Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! We go live tomorrow morning at 8 am EST!
    ~ Ashley

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  7. These tacos are so perfect for summer grilling, and I love chicken marinated in tequila (and I put lime juice in mine) (in my chicken AND in my tequila!). Barrio Cafe looks like a place I would enjoy! Pinned and SU! :)

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  8. We would just love the flavor of these great Margarita Tacos! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. I'm always up for a new Mexican dish! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  10. Great recipe Jamie! I will definitely take you up on the restaurant recommendation.

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  11. Tequila....I'm in! Those look delicious Jamie. I am always looking for new ways to serve chicken, and this just jumped to the top of my list. :)

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