Tequila Lime Chicken – amazing chicken marinated with tequila, lime and garlic. This tequila lime chicken recipe tastes better than restaurant’s. 


  • 1 1/2s lb skin-on, deboned chicken thighs (click to learn how)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Lime wedges, for garnishing
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnishing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 dashes cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or more to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Rub the garlic onto the chicken meat. Give it a good rub all over the meat and the skin.
  2. Whisk all the Marinade ingredients together in a big bowl, mix well. Add the chicken into the Marinade, stir to coat well. Marinate for 15 minutes but best for 2 hours.
  3. Heat up a skillet and pan-fry the chicken with the skin-side down until slightly browned. Turn over and pan-fry the other side of the chicken until slightly browned.
  4. Transfer the skillet into oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the the skin nicely browned. Broil the chicken for 1 minute or until the skin is nicely charred (as pictured). Transfer the chicken and the juice that seeps out after baking to a serving platter, squirt some fresh lime juice and garnish with cilantro, serve immediately.

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