Tequila and Lime Chicken

Flavors of a margarita enhance this simply delightful grilled chicken served with bottled salsa freshened with tomato, green onion, and cilantro.


Tequila and Lime Chicken

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Ingredients
  • 2   teaspoons 
    finely shredded lime peel
  • 1/4  cup 
    lime juice
  • 1/4  cup 
    tequila
  • 1   tablespoon 
    cooking oil
  • 1   tablespoon 
    orange liqueur or 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 2   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    pepper
  • 6   
    medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 pounds total)
  • 1   cup 
    hot chunky salsa
  • 1   
    medium tomato, chopped
  • 2   
    green onions, finely chopped
  • 1   tablespoon 
    snipped cilantro
  • 2   tablespoons 
    honey
Directions
1.
In a shallow nonmetallic dish combine lime peel, lime juice, tequila, cooking oil, orange liqueur or orange peel, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add chicken to marinade, turning to coat. Cover and chill about 1 hour.
2.
Meanwhile, for tomato salsa, in a small bowl combine chunky salsa, chopped tomato, green onions, and snipped cilantro; set aside.
3.
Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Stir honey into marinade. Grill chicken on an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 5 minutes. Turn chicken and brush with marinade; grill for 7 to 10 minutes more or until chicken is tender and cooked through. (Or, place chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 5 to 6 inches from the heat for 10 to 12 minutes, turning and brushing with marinade once.) Serve with tomato salsa. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 201, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 50, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 14, pro. (g) 19, sodium (mg) 285, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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