Chilis Margarita Grilled Chicken

Chilis Margarita Grilled Chicken is wonderfully flavored chicken. So easy to make and always perfectly seasoned. You are going to love this easy way to prepare chicken breast. You can enjoy this with a Chili’s Prezidente Margarita.

Homemade Chilis Margarita Grilled Chicken breast on a plate with rice pilaf

Are you looking for a new way to prepare chicken? Using a margarita mix is an easy way to flavor chicken that is scrumptious.

Margarita mix is the perfect chicken marinade, as it adds the perfect citrus flavor. Everyone will love this perfectly seasoned chicken.

Chilis Margarita Grilled Chicken Perfect for Grilling

Are you looking for the perfect way to prepare chicken on the grill? Marinating this chicken in your favorite Margarita mix is the ideal solution for flavoring chicken.

Margarita mix adds a wonderful citrus flavor to the chicken. The Margarita mix also makes the chicken wonderfully tender.

Do not marinate the chicken for more than two hours. If the chicken is in the Margarita mix for too long, the chicken can become mushy and stringy. So don’t marinate the chicken for too long.


Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • Margarita mix
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to Make Chili’s Margarita Chicken

  1. Pour margarita mix over chicken breasts and marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Remove chicken from marinade and season with salt and pepper. Discard marinade.
  3. Grill or pan-fry chicken until done.

Perfect Sides for Margarita Grilled Chicken

I like to serve this with Chili’s black beans, rice pilaf, and Chili’s pico de gallo. I will also sometimes steam up some broccoli.

A grilled chicken breast with rice pilaf

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Homemade Chilis Margarita Grilled Chicken breast on a plate with rice pilaf

Chilis Margarita Grilled Chicken

Have this unique margarita grilled chicken anytime with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chilis Margarita Grilled Chicken, Chilis Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinate: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 310kcal


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup margarita mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Pour the margarita mix over the chicken breasts and marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • When ready to prepare, drain and season the chicken with salt and black pepper. Discard the marinade.
  • Heat a grill to 450°F (medium-high).
  • Grill the chicken until done (internal temperature is 165°F). Turn chicken halfway through grilling.
  • If you do not have a grill, use a cast iron skillet and bring it to medium-high heat. Spray the skillet with oil. Cook the chicken breast on each side until done (internal temperature is 165°F), about 5 to 7 minutes on each side.
  • To serve margarita grilled chicken like Chili's, place the grilled chicken breast on top of black beans with your favorite Mexican rice and pico de gallo on the side.


  • Do not marinate the chicken for more than 2 hours, the protein will begin to break down.
  • Discard all extra marinade, it can not be used again.
  • If the chicken breasts are very large, consider slicing horizontally to cut down the portion size.
  • Serve left over chicken on a salad.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 839mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.8mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Laura H.

    I keep looking for the rice that they serve with this and other meals at Chili’s. It’s my favorite! I can’t find that recipe anywhere! Sure wish someone would try copy-catting that one! I’ve tried but can’t figure it out. Would appreciate it greatly! Thanks!

  2. Janet

    I just had this dish today, and this recipe doesn’t seem to describe the Margarita sauce they served with my food. Loved it! Not spicy, a hint of sweet, a rather light taste. Yum! I’ll keep looking for the recipe. I don’t think this is it.

  3. KarenPro

    All of those who thinks this has no flavor are correct because the recipe is lacking an important ingredient…1/4 cup of tequila in the marinade mix. Try it…it makes a huge difference!

    • Nannyof3

      According to the Copycat Cookbook it is prepared as follows: 2 (15.5 oz) cans black beans, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Combine all this in a saucepan and stir well. Let simmer for 20-25 minutes. Makes 8 servings.

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