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Margarita Grilled Chicken

This is a great dish served over salad greens or on its own with refried beans, guacamole and a good coleslaw.  Perfect for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy! ~Lorrie

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Ingredients –

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (or avocado oil)

1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice

1 jalapeno, seeded and minced

1/8 cup tequila

1 Tablespoon orange liqueur, such as triple sec, cointreau, curaçao or grand marnier

1/8 cup chopped cilantro

2-3 organic chicken breasts, boned and skinned

 

Marinaded Grilled Chicken Tequila copy

Directions –

Mix all marinade ingredients in a food safe ziplock bag or storage dish with lid.

Mix well.

Add chicken breasts and let marinade in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours.

Allow chicken to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes and remove from marinade. Discard marinade.

Grill over indirect medium heat until internal temperature reaches 165˚.

Remove immediately and serve!

 

Recommended sides:

Fresh & Easy Guacamole

Lorrie’s Quickie Salsa

Homemade Mexican (Pinto) Beans

Red Slaw (hold the mayo & vinegar)

 

Recipe adapted from Southwest: The Beautiful Cookbook by Barbara Pool Fenzl