Tequila-Honey-Lime Marinated Drumsticks

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

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  • 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
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.
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.
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, Monounsaturated 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 (g) 16, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 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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