18 Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

18 Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken
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Grilled tequila lime chicken served with fresh mango salsa is a perfect meal for warm summer nights. Each piece of lean white meat is glazed with a honey-lime mixture for enhanced flavor.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Tequila Lime Chicken-
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus zest
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1½ pounds chicken breasts, thinly sliced or flattened to ½-inch thick, (4 breasts)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
Mango Salsa-
  • 1 mango, cubed
  • ½ cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ jalapeño, minced
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
Tequila Lime Chicken Marinade-
  1. Whisk all marinade ingredients together; tequila, 2 tablespoons lime juice, zest, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, chili powder, black pepper and olive oil.
  2. Put chicken in a resealable plastic bag just large enough to fit the chicken.
  3. Pour marinade over the chicken, turning to coat. Remove any air from the bag and seal.
  4. Allow chicken to marinate for 20 to 30 mins (room temperature) to 1 hour (refrigerated).
  1. Combine in a small bowl 2 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon lime juice, set aside.
  2. Mango Salsa-
  3. In a medium-sized bowl combine mango, tomato, avocado, red onion, lemon zest and juice, jalapeno and cilantro.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Tequila Lime Chicken-
  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Add a small amount of vegetable oil on a folded piece of paper towel, and then carefully grease the grill with the oil.
  2. Once the grill is nice and hot, add the marinated chicken breasts and discard the marinade.
  3. Cook chicken on each side until no longer pink (160-165°F), about 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the chicken.
  4. After flipping the first side, brush the glaze onto the chicken.
  5. Remove the chicken from the grill and transfer to a clean plate, cover to keep warm.
Brush more glaze on hot chicken before serving and top with mango salsa
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 355


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