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Grilled Margarita Chicken

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“This marinade has all the ingredients of a margarita! Marinate the chicken breasts for an hour (not much longer, or the lime juice will start to cook the chicken) and then grill over medium-hot coals. Servings are based on the number of chicken pieces. If you have hearty eaters, this will not serve 8! Delicious!”
1hr 25mins

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  1. Combine the olive oil, lime juice, tequila, cilantro, triple sec, and salt in a medium bowl, whisking until blended. Pour into an ungreased 13x9x2 inch pan. Add chicken, turning to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Remove the chicken from the marinade, reserving marinade. Grill, covered, over medium-hot coals (350 to 400 degrees) for 10 minutes on each side or until the chicken is done, turning and basting occasionally with the reserved marinade.

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