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Margarita Chicken Tacos
Margarita Chicken Tacos
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Marinating Time
6 hrs
Total Time
50 mins
Tender margarita marinated chicken tucked inside tortillas is perfect Cinco de Mayo party food!
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken tacos
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 572 kcal
Margarita Marinated Chicken
  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 small jalapeƱo, chopped
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup triple sec (or other orange liqueur)
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt and a few turns black pepper
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Margarita Marinated Chicken
  1. Whisk all of the marinade ingredients together. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Pour the chicken and the marinade into a dutch oven or a heavy-bottomed pot. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat, reduce to a simmer and cook until the chicken is cooked through and tender, about 20 mins.
  3. Cool slightly and shred. Add the chicken back to the juices in the pot and reheat gently until warmed though.
Assemble the Tacos
  1. Warm the tortillas and serve with the shredded chicken, creme fraiche, cojita cheese, and roasted tomatillo salsa
Nutrition Facts
Margarita Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 572 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 1040mg 43%
Potassium 878mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 7g
Protein 48g 96%
Vitamin A 2.4%
Vitamin C 18.9%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 5.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.