Tequila Lime Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 428.4
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 136.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,732.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 56.6 g

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Number of Servings: 3


    1/2 cup tequila
    1 c. freshly squeezed lime juice (5-6 limes)
    1/2 c. freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeno pepper
    1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
    2 teaspoons kosher salt
    1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    3 whole (6 split) boneless chicken breasts


Combine tequila, lime juice, orange juice, chili powder, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add chicken, refrigerate overnight.
Heat a grill with coals and brush the rack with oil to prevent the chicken from sticking. Remove chicken from marinade, sprinkle well with salt and pepper, then grill them skin-side down for about 5 minutes, until nicely browned. Turn chicken and cook for another 10 minutes, until just cooked through. Remove from grill to a plate. Cover tightly and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.
You can also use a Foreman Grill. Thats what I used the first time.
If you like cilantro, add 1 tablespoon to the marinade. There is no substitute for freshly squeezed lime juice.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHADDYDADDY.