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Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

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Chicken, Lime, Tequila, and the perfect blend of seasonings yields moist, tender and flavorful chicken. If you go out to dinner, you’ll pay a lot for a Mexican dinner like this. You can serve your family the same meal at home pay way less and have a tastier homemade meal. We love Mexican food and this meal did NOT disappoint. The Mexican Rice complimented the chicken, the lime flavor was wonderful, and it was a nice change from lemon.

You could slice the chicken and pile it on a Taco Shell, Flatbread, or a Salad if you’d rather. It would be great stuffed in an Enchilada or Burrito. Top with the Rice or serve it on the side for a complete Mexican dinner your family is sure to love.

INGREDIENTS:
2 – 2 ½ lbs boneless chicken
1/3 cup Tequila
1/4 cup Orange Juice 
1/3 cup Lime Juice
2 TBSP Lime Zest
3 TBSP Olive Oil
1 Jalapeno Pepper, chopped
5 – 7 Cloves Garlic, Minced
¼ tsp Cumin
½ – 1 tsp Sriracha Chili Powder
Salt and Pepper

PREPARATION:
In a large bowl, combine all Ingredients except Chicken. Whisk until combined. Butterfly chicken, pierce with the tines of a fork and add to bowl with Marinade. Cover and refrigerate a minimum of two hours. I like to leave it overnight.

Cook as desired. Grilled, Baked, or Pan Fried.

Recipe Notes: Make sure you use an oven-safe skillet or pan before baking the chicken in the oven. You may also grill the chicken. For the chicken, you can use boneless and skinless chicken breast/chicken thighs or bone-in chicken thighs.

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Gail Westover, a Treasure Lake resident has been cooking most of her life.  Hobbies come and go, as we all know, but for nearly 50 years, she has made homemade cooking a priority when it comes to feeding her family.  There is nothing she won’t cook, from Braided Danish and Marble Rye Bagels to International foods of all sorts.  “When you’ve cooked as many years as I have, nothing will scare you,” Gail says.  She admits that she has an extremely hard time following someone else’s recipe and has become a talented recipe developer.  We are happy to welcome Chew Wanna Eat? to The Lake News where you will have access to her creations.

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