Tuesday 28 April 2015

Tequila and Lime Chicken

                                                 Tequila Lime Chicken

It is time to prepare for the outdoor season. Grilling indoors and outdoors are both a treat for the family to get a chance to cook together. This is easy to quickly throw together. Serve it in bite size pieces, slivers for a salad or one can turn it into a special sandwich. It could be a meal in itself with a wonderful corn on the cob and a light salad with a vinaigrette.

Marinade 6 boneless chicken breasts  for 2-6 hours.
Do not marinade for more then 24 hours.

The Marinade
In a bowl mix
1/2 cup Tequila
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 tbsp chillie powder
1 tbsp freshly grated garlic
1-2 chopped Jalapeno peppers
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp honey

Heat a grill or bar b q and cook the chicken for about 18 –20 minutes till cooked through.
In a pan boil the marinade until thick and sticky. This should take about 10-12 minutes.
Slice and glaze with the marinade and serve with  a corn salsa salad.


Use a Vodka if you do not have Tequila. Chili Vodka, a Citrus Vodka like lime, lemon or orange all do well. If you like try Gin. All these have a similar base.

Using honey balances the intense citrus  flavours and gives the glaze to the marinade once boiled. You can substitute it with Maple syrup, golden syrup or simple brown sugar. Corn syrup can also be used.

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