Low Carb Tequila Chicken

Low Carb Tequila Chicken

Low Carb Tequila Chicken gets briefly marinated in tequila and spices and then baked. Covered with melted cheese, these chicken breasts make a quick and easy Mexican meal.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword baked chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 383 kcal


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place chicken in a medium bowl and add next 9 ingredients. Stir to coat well. Let sit 15 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Transfer chicken and to a greased baking dish. Use a rubber spatula to scrape any spicy mixture from the bowl onto the chicken.

  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

  4. Top chicken with cheese and return to oven for 2 minutes.

  5. To serve, top chicken with salsa, sour cream, and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Tequila Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 939mg41%
Potassium 580mg17%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 834IU17%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 284mg28%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.