Tequila Lime Chicken
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Tequila Lime Chicken is packed with vibrant flavors and cooks in under 30 min- A fun and festive Mexican-style dish perfect for friday night dinner parties and week-night meals alike!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 2
  • 2 skinless free-range organic chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, for grilling
For the marinade:
  • 1 tbsp extravirgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup good-quality gold tequila
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 1 tsp light honey
  • 1 tbsp hot or mild paprika powder
  • 1 thai red chilli, finely minced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • a generous pinch of sea salt and cayenne pepper
To serve:
  1. Whisk all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl. Add the chicken breasts into the marinade, and stir well to combine.
  2. Divide the chicken into two zip-log bags, and pour half the marinade on each breast. Close the bags and marinate in the fridge for 15 minutes but best for 2 hours.
  3. Drizzle with oil a grill pan, and heat until medium-high heat.
  4. Place the chicken breasts on the grill and spoon any remaining marinade from the bag over top. Grill, covered, for 4 minutes one one side. Turn the breast and cook a further 5 mins.
  5. Serve immediately with lime wedges on the side, and top with fresh cilantro and a spoonful of pineapple salsa
Recipe by The Petite Cook at https://www.thepetitecook.com/tequila-lime-chicken/