Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Week 36: Tequila Lime Chicken Marinade

Like I said earlier this week, I'm always looking for great marinades to make my chicken taste like something more than just chicken.

This one was delicious, especially with Brad's mad grilling skills.

I served this with some Spanish Rice (from a box) and steamed green beans - nothing special.

Tequila Lime Chicken Marinade

Taken from Ina Garten for Food Network

Prep time: 10 minutes
Marinate time: Overnight
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

1/2 C gold tequila
1 C freshly squeezed lime juice (5 to 6 limes)
1/2 C freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp minced fresh jalapeno pepper (1 pepper seeded)
1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic (3 cloves)
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 whole (6 split) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1. Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, chili powder, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken breasts. Refrigerate overnight.

2. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade, sprinkle well with salt and pepper, and grill them for about 5 minutes, until nicely browned. Turn the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes, until just cooked through.

3. Remove from the grill to a plate. Cover tightly and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

My Notes:
This is another recipe that I will make again and again. It would go great with margaritas!

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