Margarita Chicken Penne

Tammy Bovender


I was trying to figure out what to fix for dinner and started looking at recipes for Margarita. I had no idea what I was doing with it so I took some ideas from various recipes to come up with my own! It turned out great!!

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4 Hr
25 Min
Stove Top


2 large
boneless chicken breast
1 pkg
penne pasta
3 medium
roma tomatoes
1 medium
red onion
2 Tbsp
chopped garlic
limes, juiced
orange, juiced
3 oz
1 stick
butter, salted
1 tsp
coarse sea salt
1/3 c
fresh basil cut into thin strips
1 pkg
fresh baby spinach


1Preparation: Place Chicken Breasts, Tequila, lime juice, orange juice and sea salt into a freezer bag to let marinate. At least 3-4 hours. Next time, I may marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
2Once marinating is complete, coarsely chop tomatoes and set aside. Then dice onion and set aside. Cut fresh basil into thin strips and set aside.
3Grill Chicken on the grill until cooked thoroughly. Then set chicken aside to rest at least 10 minutes before cutting into chunks.
4Place noodles on the stove top in boiling water. Cook until firm consistency (Al Dente).
5In a skillet, melt 1 stick of butter. Add garlic and onion. Cook until caramelized. Add to skillet, tomato, fresh basil and spinach. Cook for 10 minutes on stove top.
6Cut chicken into bite size chunks then stir into skillet sauce.
7Once noodles are cooked, strain, then add chicken and tomato sauce to noodles. Stir in shredded Parmesan cheese if desired.

About Margarita Chicken Penne

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern
Hashtags: #Margarita, #chicken, #pasta