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Treat yourself to a wonderful, healthy Mexican meal! Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken served with Pico de Gallo and Spanish Rice! Ordering this meal at a restaurant can cost you more than 1,200 calories and 65 grams of fat! This recipe is about 490 calories with 9.8 grams of fat. If you add a serving of my Mexican Rice (Spanish Rice) and Pico de Gallo the entire meal is about 637 calories and 14 grams of fat. You could add a serving of baked tortilla chips for about 120 calories and 3 grams of fat. But save yourself the calories – this dish does not need them!

I hope you enjoy this meal. Let me know any variations you have on these recipes!

4 Chicken Breasts, boneless and skinless, pounded to desired thickness
2/3 cup Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
Fresh Limes, quartered

1 cup Water
1/3 cup Teriyaki Sauce
2 tbsp Lime Juice
3 tsp Garlic, minced
1/3 cup Tequila
2 tsp Liquid Smoke
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Ground Ginger

1 cup No Fat Ranch Dressing
2 tbsp Salsa
¼ tsp Parsley, dried
¼ tsp Hot Sauce
¼ tsp Dill Weed
¼ tsp Cumin
½ to 1 tsp Cajun Seasonings

You can reduce the calories and fat further by either reducing the cheese or using a reduced-fat cheese.

Mix ingredients for the marinade. Place chicken in a container, pour marinade over chicken, cover and place in refrigerator for 4 hours to overnight. Grill marinated chicken breast until cooked through. Discard marinade. Place grilled chicken on a heavy baking pan. Place about 2 tbsp of the topping and distribute the shredded Colby Jack cheese evenly over the grilled chicken. Broil until cheese has melted; 2 to 3 minutes. Place on plate, top with Pico de Gallo and fresh limes. Serve with Mexican Rice (Spanish Rice). Enjoy your healthy Mexican meal!

4 thoughts on “Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken

  1. This recipe looks delicious…and I like the calorie/fat breakdown. Just reducing or avoiding the cheese helps without compromising the flavor.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you. It really is a good recipe. And you could try it without the cheese. Try the chicken before adding the Pico de Gallo because it is good on its own.

  2. Katie Glenn says:

    Looks yummy…wondering if I can pull this off using a firm tofu instead of chicken? I let you know if that works out! 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks Katie! I always wanted to try tofu so I will be interested if it works out for you. Have a great day! Bernice

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