I’ve mentioned Jeff’s house specialty a time or two on the ol’ blog. Each time that I bring up his grilled tequila lime chicken, my inbox floods (well maybe not floods, but you get the idea) with requests for the recipe. This most recent time I promised a few friends on Facebook that I’d post the recipe. I just so happen to be a woman of my word (not counting the hasty bribes offered to my children) so I am posting the recipe. Not like it’s a family gem or anything. He pretty much adapted his house margarita concoction to work as a marinade. That’s right my friends. It’s like having your margarita and eating it too. If the name alone didn’t leave your mouth watering, I know you’re thirsty hungry now.
Mark my words: you won’t regret it this one in the morning.
2-3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast. Or any other meat I suppose.
juice from 4-5 squeezed limes.
1/4 c. Triple Sec
1/2 c. Tequila
1 T. chili powder
1 T. cumin
3 cloves minced garlic
Kosher salt and pepper to taste.
Mix it all up and drop in the chicken. Let it all hang out together in the fridge for at least 2 hours (preferably longer though) before you grill and enjoy. Thoroughly. enjoy.
We use tequila lime chicken for tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, you name it. We also just eat it plain sometimes too but it adds a delicious twist to any Mexican dish that calls for chicken.