If you’re a fan of drinking tequila, but never thought to cook with it, you’re missing out. It’s especially good for grilling season, since tequila is often an outdoor drink.

Of course, you need to pair the tequila with a good mix of flavors, which is where this recipe comes in. It’s citrusy from the lime juice, and has the perfect spice level, thanks to Ava Jane’s Kitchen Ava’s Favorite Burger seasoning. This marinade will prove that this blend is made for more than just burgers.

Once you blend the marinade, you should let your chicken chill for a good long while — several hours, but overnight is best, so plan ahead if you want the most flavor. You can even make up the skewers in advance if you want (or skip the skewers if you just want to grill the breasts) and you’ll be ready to go when the party starts.


Serves 6-8
Prep time: 20 minutes, plus marinating time



1 cup lime juice

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil

1/2 cup tequila

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon Ava Jane’s Kitchen Ava’s Favorite Burger spice blend

1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cubed



Combine the lime juice, orange juice, oil, tequila, garlic, and seasoning in a jar and shake until well combined.

Put the chicken in a bowl and pour the marinade over top. Cover and refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.

When ready to grill, preheat grill to medium high heat.

Thread the chicken onto skewers and grill until cooked through.

Serve immediately.


Easy to dowload PDF: Tequila Lime Chicken Skewers