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Tequila-Lime Chicken with Honey Drizzle

Blogger Arlene Cummings of Cooking With Sugar shares a favorite recipe. Grilled Tequila-Lime Chicken is a light flavorful dish that goes great over a simple salad or in a soft taco.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Chicken

2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1
green onion, chopped (1 tablespoon)
2
cloves garlic, chopped
1
tablespoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon onion powder
1/2
teaspoons ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Salt to taste
1/4
cup tequila
3
tablespoons olive oil
1
to 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1 medium)
1
teaspoon soy sauce
1
lb uncooked chicken breast tenders (not breaded; about 8 tenders)

Drizzle and Garnish

2
tablespoons honey
1
tablespoon olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Additional chopped fresh cilantro

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, mix all chicken ingredients except chicken tenders. Add chicken; toss gently to mix. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to marinate.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  • 3 When grill is heated, remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Place chicken on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook about 3 minutes on each side or until browned and no longer pink in center.
  • 4 Before serving, drizzle chicken with 2 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and additional chopped cilantro.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

This chicken dish is great over a simple salad. You can arrange the chicken over the greens; then, mix the Drizzle ingredients and use as the dressing.

This dish is also great served in soft tortillas with avocado, salad greens and shredded Mexican cheese.

For extra spice, you can add a chopped jalapeño chile to the marinade.

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