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Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken with Mexi Ranch

Grilled tequila lime chicken with mexi ranch is an easy marinade of tequila, lime, and a medley of southern spices coupled up with an even easier mexi ranch dipping sauce! 

Prep Time1 d
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Grilled Chicken
Servings: 6 servings


Tequila Lime Marinade

  • 4 Tbsp Gold Tequila
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Chipotle Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder

Tequila Lime Chicken

  • 6 Bone in Chicken Thighs

Homemade Tortilla Chips

  • 2 Cups Canola Oil
  • 5 10" Tortillas

Mexi Ranch

  • 1/2 Cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 Cup Medium Salsa


  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl together. Make they ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
  • Place the chicken in a zip bag.
  • Pour the tequila marinade over the chicken.
  • Be sure that all the chicken is covered with the marinade.
  • Seal the bag and place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • After marinading start the grill and heat to 450 degrees.
  • Cook the chicken to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Place 2 cups of canola oil in a pan and set to medium/high heat.
  • Slice the tortillas into strips and halve the strips.
  • When the oil comes to temperature carefully place the tortilla strips in the oil. Cook until crispy.
  • Take the ranch and salsa and whiskey together.
  • Place the tortillas down on the plate and place the chicken on top of tortillas.
  • Add the Mexican ranch to the side of the plate for dipping.