Tequila Lime Chicken

Tequila Lime Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 368.1
  • Total Fat: 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 136.9 mg
  • Sodium: 740.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 54.9 g

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Submitted by: LITTLE_FOOT


Works great in a salad too! Works great in a salad too!
Number of Servings: 4


    4 split boneless, skinless, chicken breasts

    1 T fresh minced garlic

    1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice

    1 t kosher salt

    1 /2 cup gold tequila

    1 t fresh ground black pepper

    1 1/2 t chili powder

    1 T olive oil



Grilling Tip: A common mistake people make when grilling meats and chicken is to keep turning it over and over again- poking it- sticking it,etc. Itís not rocket science! You really only need to turn it once - or if you like those cross hatch grill marks- after itís all nice and brown on both sides and cooked through- give it a quick second turn to achieve those grill marks on the one side for a nice presentation.

Combine the chicken with everything and marinade for a half hour at room temp. The acids in lime juice cook the chicken- so you want to avoid marinading too long.

Heat a grill with coals and brush the rack with oil to prevent the chicken from sticking.

Grill the chicken for about 5-6 minutes ( for a 1 inch thick breast) with lid off- on one side- until nicely brown. Less cooking time for thinner breasts. The juice and tequila have sugars that will blacken the chicken when grilling - so move them to a lower heat if that gets out of control. Turn the chicken and grill for another 5-6 minutes- depending on the thickness of the chicken, until cooked through and nicely browned. It should feel firm and the juices should run clear in the thickest part (165 degrees). Let it sit for a few minutes before serving.

Serve hot or room temp with a wedge of lime.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LITTLE_FOOT.


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