Tequila Lime Chicken Legs

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

These juicy, grilled chicken legs get kicked up with lime and tequila! The tequila helps to tenderize the chicken as well as adding flavor!



  • 12 chicken legs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 20 oz. can of pineapple chunks (not drained)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup cilantro


  1. Add all the ingredients for the marinade into a blender. Blend until smooth and then pour over the chicken legs in a glass dish, tossing to make sure that everything is coated.
  2. Refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.
  3. Grill the chicken legs over medium heat, turning every few minutes, for a total cooking time of 25 minutes. You’ll need to turn the chicken legs every few minutes so that the marinade on the chicken doesn’t burn.
  4. Alternately you can cook these chicken legs in the oven. Place the chicken in a baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and no pink remains.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

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