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Margarita Chicken Recipe, perfect for spring

We all have a recipe that is our go to, our pull out when its late and you can think of nothing else, and our favorite plate to curl up with and makes you love it over and over again. I have two. First is taco…well…anything. Taco whatever. You pour meat, cheese, veggies, sour cream and salsa in a bowl and I. AM. IN.

The other is margarita chicken. I first discovered this recipe here and made it randomly for my family like a trillion years ago. Since then it as expanded into the base recipe of so many of my house favorites. Margarita chicken salad, Margarita chicken pasta, whatever. It’s delicious and perfect and I cannot believe, in 8 years of blogging, I have not actually put this up here.

For shame on me, for shame.

Margarita Chicken Recipe, a light gorgeous recipe perfect for spring and summer dinners, this is a totally delicious recipe

So here we are, an easy, go to, can be added to anything, recipe that I just hope you will love as much as I do.

Grilled Margarita Chicken

 Ingredients
  • ½ cup frozen (thawed) nonalcoholic margarita mix
  • ¼ cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1¼ lb)
  • 6 cups bite-size pieces assorted salad greens
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 medium mango, peeled, pitted and sliced (optional, I tend to leave it out)
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
 Instructions

Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. To make dressing, in small bowl, stir margarita mix, oil and vinegar with wire whisk until well blended.

Measure ¼ cup dressing for basting chicken; reserve remaining dressing for serving.

Margarita Chicken Recipe, a light gorgeous recipe perfect for spring and summer dinners, this is a totally delicious recipeCover and grill chicken over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning and brushing occasionally with ¼ cup dressing, until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.

Cut chicken into slices.

In large bowl, toss salad greens, chicken and strawberries; divide among 4 plates.

Margarita Chicken Recipe, a light gorgeous recipe perfect for spring and summer dinners, this is a totally delicious recipeArrange mango and avocado around each salad.

Sprinkle with cilantro.

Drizzle with reserved dressing.

 

 

Margarita Chicken Recipe, a light gorgeous recipe perfect for spring and summer dinners, this is a totally delicious recipe

 

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Margarita Chicken Recipe, a light gorgeous recipe perfect for spring and summer dinners, this is a totally delicious recipe

 

Margarita Chicken Recipe, a light gorgeous recipe perfect for spring

  • ½ cup frozen (thawed nonalcoholic margarita mix)
  • ¼ cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1¼ lb)
  • 6 cups bite-size pieces assorted salad greens
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 medium mango (peeled, pitted and sliced (optional, I tend to leave it out))
  • 1 medium avocado (peeled, pitted and sliced)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Instructions
  2. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. To make dressing, in small bowl, stir margarita mix, oil and vinegar with wire whisk until well blended. Measure ¼ cup dressing for basting chicken; reserve remaining dressing for serving.
  3. Cover and grill chicken over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning and brushing occasionally with ¼ cup dressing, until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.
  4. Cut chicken into slices. In large bowl, toss salad greens, chicken and strawberries; divide among 4 plates. Arrange mango and avocado around each salad. Sprinkle with cilantro. Drizzle with reserved dressing.

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