Tequila Lime Chicken

Posted by Emily Wiley on 05/04, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Tequila Lime Chicken

Tequila Lime Chicken. Photo Credit Emily Wiley.

Just in time for your Cinco de Mayo celebration: chicken marinated in a mixture of tequila, limes, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro. Serve with scoop of guacamole and a side salad of corn, tomatoes, and black beans. And don’t forget about the sangria, or choose from a variety of margaritas at PBS Food.



  3 whole limes, juiced
  5 cloves garlic, peeled
  1 whole jalapeño, sliced
  1 teaspoon kosher salt
  1/2 cup cilantro
  1/2 cup tequila
  5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  4 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  Pico de gallo


Combine lime juice, garlic cloves, sliced jalapeño, 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.

Place chicken breasts in a plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Seal bag and marinate for several hours or overnight.

When ready to cook, remove chicken from bag and place it on the grill. Cook until completely done.

Serve topped with grated cheese and pico de gallo.

(Adapted from The Pioneer Woman)

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