Margarita Grilled Chicken Recipe

Flavorful chicken is grilled and topped with fresh pico de gallo for a quick and delectable dinner in this Margarita Grilled Chicken recipe from Chili’s restaurant.

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One of my favorite orders at Chili’s is their Margarita Chicken, which they serve with their chips and Chili’s Salsa. Everything is so light and fresh and doesn’t totally fill you up like many restaurant dishes. And now you can make it at home in just a few minutes!

This dish has flavors that are similar to the Copycat Fiesta Lime Chicken, and both are topped with a fresh pico de gallo.

Easy Margarita Grilled Chicken

Margarita Grilled Chicken 🔗

Margarita Grilled Chicken – a super easy copycat recipe from Chili's restaurant.  Flavorful chicken grilled and topped with a fresh pico de gallo for an easy and delicious dinner. 

Prep: 10min

Total: 2h30min

Serving Size: 1

Nutrition Facts: calories 450 calories, Carbohydrate 64 grams carbohydrates, Cholesterol 102 milligrams cholesterol, Fat 5 grams fat, Fiber 1 grams fiber, Protein 38 grams protein, Saturated Fat 1 grams saturated fat, servingSize 1, Sodium 821 grams sodium, Sugar 59 grams sugar, Trans Fat 0 grams trans fat, unSaturated Fat 3 grams unsaturated fat


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup margarita mix
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped
  • 2 Tbls onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbls lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbls chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped


  1. In a plastic food storage bag combine chicken and margarita mix. Let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes up to 2 hours.
  2. Meawhile, prepare the pico de gallo by tossing all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Store in fridge until ready to use.
  3. Once the chicken is ready for the grill preheat to medium high heat.
  4. Remove chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  5. Place chicken on the grill and cook for 8-9 minutes per side until fully cooked. The internal temperature of the meat will be 165 degrees F when it is full cooked.
  6. Remove from the grill and serve with pico de gallo


Does chilis Margarita chicken have alcohol in it?

No, although Chili’s Margarita Chicken uses margarita mix as a marinade, it does not contain alcohol. For the best flavor, use a store-bought margarita mix with orange flavoring in the ingredient list.

How many calories are in Chili’s Margarita Grilled Chicken?

One serving of Chili’s Margarita Grilled Chicken has 600 calories, 12g of fat, 61g of net carbs, 68g of total carbs, and 53g of protein.

How long to cook chicken on the Grill?

Time, temperature, and techniqueBoneless Skinless Thighs. Skip the Guesswork. Use Direct and Indirect Heat. Chicken Wings. Time: 15 to 20 minutes. Drumsticks. Time: 30 minutes. Thighs (Bone-In). Time: 30 to 40 minutes. Boneless Skinless Breasts. Time: 5 to 6 minutes per side. Chicken Tenders. Time: 2 to 3 minutes per side.

What temperature do you Grill chicken at?

Except when you’re smoking the chicken, which is typically done with wings or whole chickens and involves indirect cooking over very low heat, 225o to 250o F, with the addition of smoldering wood chunks, chicken should generally be grilled at 350o to 450o F over direct or indirect medium heat.

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