Tequila-Honey-Lime Marinated Drumsticks

A simple marinade adds amazing flavor to the grilled chicken in this quick and easy dinner.


Tequila-Honey-Lime Marinated Drumsticks

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Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup 
    blue agave tequila
  • 1/2  cup 
    untoasted walnut oil
  • 1/2  cup 
    honey
  • 2 - 3   
    limes (1 tsp. finely shredded peel plus 1/4 cup juice)
  • 1   teaspoon 
    kosher salt
  •  
    Optional add-ins: 2 cloves garlic, minced; 1/2 tsp. ground cumin; 2 shallots, minced
  • 12   
    chicken drumsticks
  •  
    Lime and/or orange slices
  •  
    Fresh cilantro
Directions
1.
For marinade, in bowl whisk together tequila and oil. Whisk in honey, lime juice, peel, salt, and desired add-ins. Cover and refrigerate marinade up to 2 days.
2.
Place drumsticks in a self-sealing plastic bag set in shallow dish. Add marinade; seal. Refrigerate 4 to 8 hours, turning occasionally. Drain; discard marinade.
3.
For charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around drip pan. Grill drumsticks 50 to 60 minutes over drip pan, covered, until chicken is no longer pink (180 degrees F), turning once halfway. (For gas, heat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Grill as above.) Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 274, Fat, total (g) 15, chol. (mg) 118, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 4, Monosaturated fat (g) 5, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4, fiber (g) 0, sugar (g) 3, pro. (g) 28, vit. A (IU) 243, vit. C (mg) 8, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 8, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 16, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, sodium (mg) 243, Potassium (mg) 318, calcium (mg) 20, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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