Marinated Margarita Chicken

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016

To marinate or not to marinate, that is the question. You could slap a plain chicken breast on the grill and be done with it. After all, isn’t the beauty of grilling the ability to enjoy the outdoors (or hide inside in the air conditioning) while the food cooks? Well, mixing up this zesty marinade only takes a few minutes, but it will greatly enhance the taste of your meat. While the chicken marinates, you can still jump in the pool, play Frisbee or relax with a drink while the flavors infuse. Now, what do you serve on the side? That’s the only thing left to question.
Grilled chicken over vegetables #healthysummer

Marinated Margarita Chicken

Serves 4


4 organic chicken breasts, pounded to ¼”
½ cup olive oil
½ cup raw apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lime
2 garlic cloves, crushed or minced
Half bunch fresh cilantro
¼ tsp. pink salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper


  1. Cover chicken breasts in plastic wrap and pound to ¼” inch thick. Place in one gallon size sealable plastic baggie.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, lemon, lime, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper. Pour into plastic baggie with chicken. Marinade for at least 30 minutes but no more than 2 hours.
  3. Grill for 12-15 minutes until chicken reaches internal temp of 165. Remove from grill and set aside for 5 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve warm with rice and grilled veggies or your other favorite grilled sides.
Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at