Margarita-marinated Chicken Tacos with Citrus Avocado Salsa

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

| 1 min read

These balanced tacos offer fresh, tasty elements like avocado and grapefruit that are rich in heart-healthy fiber. This recipe features tender and juicy chicken marinated in a delicious mixture of olive oil, tequila, citrus, garlic and spices, and is served with a refreshing salsa made with grapefruit, avocado and tomatoes.
Serving Amount
  • 14 cup olive oil

  • 3 tbsp tequila

  • 1 lime, zested and juiced

  • 12 orange, zested and juiced, reserve the other half for salsa

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

  • 14 to ½ tsp. red pepper flakes, depending on spice preference

  • 12 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless (about 2 pounds), pounded

  • 4 lime wedges, for serving

  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, for serving

  • 1 grapefruit

  • 2 avocados

  • 2 Roma tomatoes

  • 12 orange

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Step 1

    For the tacos, add all ingredients except chicken breasts to a 1-gallon freezer bag. Close the bag and shake or squeeze with your hands to mix. Add the pounded chicken breasts. Seal the bag and place it in a bowl in the refrigerator. Marinate for 2-4 hours.

  • Step 2

    For the salsa, uniformly dice all ingredients and place them in a bowl. Gently mix, using a spoon so the avocado doesn’t smush.

  • Step 3

    Clean the grill and preheat it to high. Spray the grates with a non-flammable cooking spray. Place the chicken breasts on the grill and spoon over any remaining marinade. Grill, covered, for 2 to 3 minutes per side (turning only once). Allow to rest for 10 minutes, then slice and serve with salsa. Make tacos with butter lettuce cups, street taco flour or corn tortillas, and salsa. Serve immediately with lime wedges.

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