Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Recipe

tequila lime chicken, lime chicken marinade, tequila chicken marinade, grilled lime chickenI’ve been making this recipe since my college days — probably because in my early twenties having a bottle of tequila in my freezer at all times was something I could count on.

And while I don’t enjoy tequila as much as I did back then, I still love it in a marinade. If you prefer a milder flavor, omit the seeds from the jalapeno, or pull the jalapeno altogether.

Serve this over a salad or with some cauliflower rice and a scoop of guacamole; it’s delicious (just ask my pup who is waiting in angst for a piece to drop!) 🙂

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Recipe

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 3 TB Tequila
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 TB lime zest
  • 1 TB chili powder
  • 1 TSP all-natural, 100% agave
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 1/2 TSP cumin
  • 1 TSP paprika
  • 1 jalapeno, slice, seeds included
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

– Pound chicken breasts until about 1-inch thick.

– Combine lime juice, tequila, garlic, chili powder, lime zest, agave, orange juice, cumin, jalapeno, salt and pepper.

– Pour marinade mixture over chicken and marinade overnight or for at least 4 hours.

– Grease and heat grill to medium heat and cook for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

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