Tequila-Lime Chicken

This recipe is from The Pioneer Woman, so you know it is good!  I saw it on her site a few weeks ago and immediately put it on my menu for Mexican night.  Boy, I am I glad I did.  This was great!  The chicken was really juicy and exploding with flavor!  You could really taste the lime and cilantro.  The chicken didn’t pack a lot of heat even though it had a whole jalapeno in the marinade.  We served it with black beans and a new Mexican rice recipe (I’ll share that tomorrow).  This was a huge hit!  I am sure we will make it again in the near future.

Tequila-Lime Chicken
Pioneer Woman
(Printable Recipe)

3 whole Limes, Juiced
5 cloves Garlic, Peeled
1 whole Jalapeno, Sliced
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
½ cups Cilantro
½ cups Tequila
5 Tablespoons Olive Oil
4 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese, Grated

Combine lime juice, garlic cloves, sliced jalapeno, salt, cilantro, and tequila in a food processor or blender. Pulse until combined. Turn on the blender/food processor and drizzle in the olive oil until it’s all combined.

Slightly flatten chicken breasts with a mallet or the bottom of a heavy skillet. Place in a plastic bag and pour in marinade. Seal bag and marinate for several hours or (preferably) overnight.

When ready to cook, remove chicken from bag and place on the grill. Cook until completely done. Toward the end of cooking, top chicken breasts with grated Monterey Jack and allow to melt. (You can also top chicken with cheese and melt under the broiler.)

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  1. I've never had tequila except in a margarita but damn I love it in a marinade for chicken or steak. Awesome stuff.

    That cheesy pic looks so good I could just dive into it, Steph.

  2. When you commented on my almond joy ice cream post about how it would be 100 degrees today I had to stop over to see where you were. And here I find you've made tequila-lime chicken? Heck yes! That sounds fantastic. Looks like a perfect recipe for a summer barbeque whether it's 100 in Alabama or just mid 70s here in Maine.

  3. Hey Steph

    that is delicious looking chicken! wowser!!
    But most of all I love the rice and bean you served with it, and real mexican rice….yeah!!!!
    Now if only I could eat it off the screen!!

  4. I remember seeing that over at PWs and thinking it sounded awesome. It doesn't sound any less awesome here! 😉

  5. I saw this over at PW. I have also bookmarked a copy-cat recipe of Tequila Lime Chicken that Applebees used to serve. I want to compare the two and make one of them. Looks so yummy!

  6. Hi Steph, thanks for dropping by my blog and left your sweet comment 🙂
    love your Toll House Cookies, look yummilicious~

  7. Hi steph..thanks for dropping by my blog…you have a nice space here…interesting and easy recipes…

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