Kahlua Chicken

Kahlua Chicken

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Kahlua Chicken

Kahlua Chicken

It’s Kahlua.

It’s chicken.

It’s Kahlua Chicken.

Everybody’s favorite poultry gets to have a little booze.  Oh, wait a minute I already did that.  Did you happen to see Chicken Martini? If not, it’s definitely worth peekin’ at.

Anyway, I have this big bottle of Kahlua that I bought when we were in Mexico last year because 1) it was SO cheap there and 2) Mudslides are the only cocktail my husband will drink. Since he’s basically a teetotaler, he wasn’t used to his cheeks getting flushed and pink, and was laughing at shit that wasn’t even funny.It was kinda cute. After that, he had a very good nap. 

Bless his little heart.

I think he’s had two since we got home from the trip.

So, since I see it sitting in the cabinet all lonely, I decided to find a way to incorporate it into a recipe or two.  This is the first one.

As you can see I like mine with some very nice grill marks.  Next time I’ll be using this marinade on some broccoli in this; it’s that good.  I can also imagine this would be great with grilled pineapple on top….

Here’s your printable!

Kahlua Chicken

Kahlua Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • Ingredients
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


Whisk together the Kahlua through ginger.

Whisk together cornstarch and water in a separate small bowl.

Put the Kahlua mixture in a medium size sauce pan over medium-high heat.

Bring to a boil, add cornstarch/water mixture and reduce heat to medium and whisk until consistency thickens - should only take a minute or two.

Trim chicken of any fat (some people do, some people don't but it's definitely a DO for me).

Poke holes in the chicken using a fork, then put in a large plastic bag.

Pour in the marinade, seal and flip it around a couple of times to make sure it's coated.

Refrigerate and let it marinate for a couple of hours. Even if you don't have time to marinate it that long, it will still be good. Just do it next time 😉

Preheat grill to medium, and of course do your usual scrubbing the grates, prepping, etc.

Grill for a few minutes on each side, until done all the way through.


Marinate overnight for a deeper flavor.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 1839mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 38g

The provided nutrition calculated may not always be accurate.

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