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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 226.2
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.0 mg
  • Sodium: 675.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 23.5 g

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Tequila Grilled Chicken

Submitted by: MOMOF2NJ

Introduction

This is from a recipe by Cooking Light Magazine (June 2011) but I used boneless chicken breasts instead of bone-in thighs. I served with sweet potato fries and my Healthy Broccoli Slaw. This is from a recipe by Cooking Light Magazine (June 2011) but I used boneless chicken breasts instead of bone-in thighs. I served with sweet potato fries and my Healthy Broccoli Slaw.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
    4 boneless chicken breast (about 1 pound)
    3/4 cup pineapple juice
    1/3 cup tequila
    1/4 cup honey
    2 teaspoons cornstarch
    2 teaspoons water
    2 teaspoons grated lime rind
    3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    Cooking spray

Directions

1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat using both burners. After preheating, turn the left burner off (leave the right burner on).
2. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; rub evenly over chicken.
3. Bring the pineapple juice, tequila, and honey to a boil in a small saucepan; cook until reduced to 3/4 cup (about 10 minutes). Combine cornstarch and 2 teaspoons water in a small bowl, and stir well. Add cornstarch mixture to juice mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in lime rind, and 3 tablespoons lime juice.
4. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray over right burner (direct heat). Cover and grill for 5 minutes on each side, basting occasionally with juice mixture. Move the chicken to grill rack over left burner (indirect heat). Cover and grill an additional 5 minutes on each side or until done, basting occasionally.

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMOF2NJ.






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