Tequila Lime Chicken

Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, dairy-free, gluten-free, tequila
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: The Petite Cook
Tequila Lime Chicken is packed with vibrant flavours, dairy-free, gluten-free and ready in just 30 minutes - A fun Mexican-style dish perfect for friday night and week-night meals alike! 
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Ingredients

  • 2 skinless free-range organic chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil for grilling

For the marinade:

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 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:

Instructions

  • Whisk all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl. Add the chicken breasts into the marinade, and stir well to combine.
  • 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.
  • Drizzle with oil a grill pan, and heat until medium-high heat.
  • 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.
  • Serve immediately with lime wedges on the side, and top with fresh cilantro and a spoonful of pineapple salsa.