Grilled Tequila-Marinated Chicken Wraps

Southwest Grilled Tequila-Marinated Chicken wraps are perfect for your summertime backyard barbecues.

Southwest Grilled Tequila Chicken Wraps @pacificfoods

This post is sponsored by Pacific Foods.

If I were to summarize my idea of the quintessential summer barbecue with friends, it would look a lot like this…

Southwest Grilled Tequila Chicken Wraps with refried black beans and salsa con queso @pacificfoods

Okay, it would look exactly like this. Yeah, it would be this.

Warm weather, great company, and grilling in the backyard is my idea of the perfect get-together. And of course, there’s bonus points for delicious easy eats. Extra bonus points: bundling said delicious easy eats in an over-sized tortilla and washing it all down with a crisp glass of vino.

I brought my Pacific Foods’s Refried Black Beans, Salsa con Queso, and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus to enjoy at a barbecue with friends. We grilled up some tequila-marinated chicken and made southwestern-style wraps using refried black beans, and salsa con queso, lettuce, bell pepper, and avocado. Just.Yum!!  While we were grilling, we enjoyed the roasted red pepper hummus. The hummus would have also been great in the wraps!

Southwest Grilled Tequila Chicken Wraps with Refried Black Beans and Salsa con Queso @pacificfoods

Have you ever marinated chicken with tequila? I highly recommend it. I combined olive oil, tequila, and liquid aminos (which you can substitute for low-sodium soy sauce), and marinated two pounds of chicken overnight. The depth of flavor in the chicken was amazing, and the smoky char from the grilling added flair as well.

Tequila and liquid aminos make a simple and amazing marinade for this grilled chicken recipe! | #healthy #dinner #bbq #barbecue #grilled

Tequila and liquid aminos make a simple and amazing marinade for this grilled chicken recipe! | #healthy #dinner #bbq #barbecue #grilled

Between the boozy chicken, refried black beans, salsa con queso, avocado, red bell pepper, and onion, these wraps were the ultimate southwest fiesta in your mouth. The refried beans and salsa made the meal satisfying and so simple to prepare. All we did was heat the two up on the stove while the chicken was grilling and then everyone made their own wraps. The whole thing took very little time to make, which made for a relaxing summer’s eve.

Southwest Grilled Tequila Chicken Wraps with refried black beans and salsa con queso @pacificfoods

Just look at these things…ugh, they’re so fresco!

Southwest Grilled Tequila Chicken Wraps with refried black beans and salsa con queso @PacificFoods

Whether you’re having a relaxing meal after work or hosting a barbecue with friends, you can sink your teeth into these fresh southwest-style wraps.

Southwest Grilled Tequila Chicken Wraps @pacificfoods

Southwest Grilled Tequila Chicken Wraps

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Author: Julia


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup liquid aminos*
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts and/or chicken thighs

For Serving

  • Refried Black Beans with Green Chiles
  • Salsa con Queso
  • Green Lettuce chopped
  • Red bell pepper cut into match sticks
  • Red onion thinly sliced
  • Avocado sliced
  • Large tortillas**


Prepare the Chicken:

  1. In a small blender, add the first 7 ingredients and blend until completely smooth and well-incorporated.
  2. Place the raw chicken in a large ziplock bag and pour the marinade into it. Seal the ziplock and place in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 2 hours.
  3. Heat the grill to medium-high. Place the chicken breasts on the grill and cook until edges are firm, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Flip to the other side and cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes, or until the chicken is firm when poked and is cooked through (Internal temperature should be about 165 degrees F).
  5. Once cooked, place the chicken pieces on a cutting board and cut into strips.

Make the Wraps:

  1. Heat the refried black beans and salsa con queso in separate pots on the stove until they’re both hot.
  2. Heat the tortillas in the microwave or oven.
  3. Load up your tortillas with desired amount of refried black beans, lettuce, red bell pepper, red onion, avocado, grilled chicken, and salsa con queso. Wrap like a burrito and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*You can replace liquid aminos with low-sodium soy sauce. If you choose to do so, don't add any salt to the marinade, as the soy sauce will be saltier than the liquid aminos
**You can use regular flour tortillas or gluten-free tortillas of choice.

Southwest Grilled Tequila Chicken Wraps with refried black beans and salsa con queso @PacificFoods

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    1. Julia Post author

      I hear ya sister! We grilled at my friend’s house, where there’s plenty of room to meander around. So glad you like the wraps – they’re marvelous!

  1. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    I love Pacific Foods refried beans and their soups are pretty good too! I have yet to try the hummus though. That would definitely come in handy for road trips since it doesn’t have to be refrigerated prior to opening.

    I’m salivating over the wraps too. Sub a little faux chicken and I’m good to go! 😉

    1. Julia Post author

      I know, right?!! Pacific Foods is the only brand of broth I use for soups…I just love their stuff. My friends and family have been mowing down on their hummus, too. #PacificFoodsForLife 😉 Have a great weekend, love!

    1. Julia Post author

      Seriously, I’m amazed by how well the chicken turned out. So tender and full of flavor. I’ll be making that marinade over and over again! Let me know if you try the queso. SERIOUSLY addicting!

    1. Julia Post author

      You can come to allll my barbecues, love! My girlfriends always have such magnificent nail polish/art – a stark contrast to this girl, who always has a magnificent amount of food under her nails. Let’s do a BBQ + wine + nail polishing evening 😉

  2. Eddie

    I think I have to try this Saturday.
    Just have to try to find the Salsa con Queso. That might be hard here in Kentucky.
    How does this taste in a Pita bread? My grand-kids love pita bread and with a wrap they probably make a mess.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Julia Post author

      I’m so glad you’re interested in making the wraps, Eddie! I think they’d be great in pita bread! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that your local grocery store carries the queso…it’s so good! Enjoy!

  3. Joanne

    I’m currently in the midst of planning my own summer par-tay with Pacific Foods, and I love all this inspiration! Makes me want to sit in the sun and eat some hummus straight from the box.


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