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Lime Margarita Grilled Chicken and Jalapeno Black Beans

Lime Margarita Grilled Chicken and Jalapeno Black Beans is an easy, healthy recipe, marinated in lime margarita mix with homemade jalapeno black beans.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 4 chicken breasts pounded thin
  • 2-3 cups lime margarita cocktail mix I like On the House
  • dash garlic powder
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1/2 pound dry black beans
  • 1 medium onion roughly chopped
  • 3 fresh garlic cloves pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • 2 jalapenos separate, seeded and diced
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped


Black Beans

  • Bring 6 cups of water to a boil and add dry black beans. Boil for 1 minute. Cover and remove from heat, then let it sit for an hour before draining.
  • Pour beans back into pot and cover with 3 cups of water; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat once boiling and simmer covered for 30 minutes. 
  • Stir in the medium onion and simmer 30 minutes more. Add the garlic cloves, cumin, and 1 jalapeno, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste test and season as you'd like. 
  • Once beans are thoroughly cooked, place in medium serving bowl and set aside until ready to plate.


  • Poke a few holes in chicken after pounding it thin. Place in a large bowl and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Squeeze in 1 1/2 limes and add margarita mix. Cover and put in fridge to marinate for a couple of hours. I like to do this at lunchtime and let it sit until ready to grill.
  • Heat grill and cook chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side, until thoroughly cooked. Remove from grill and plate over finished beans.


  • In a small bowl mix together tomatoes, cilantro, onion, and 1 jalapeno. Season with salt and squeeze 1/2 a lime over it. Set aside in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Mix chopped tomatoes, cilantro, 1/2 onion, and jalapeno together in a small bowl. Season with salt to taste and squeeze 1/2 a lime over it.
  • Top chicken with pico if desired, serve, and enjoy!


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 1247mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 19.3mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2.8mg