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Tequila-Lime Chicken with Honey Drizzle

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4
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This zesty marinade gives chicken a rich flavor, and makes it perfect for no-fuss dinner salads or as the base for a memorable taco night.

Arlene Cummings Recipe by Arlene Cummings
August 22, 2011

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

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

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
501.5
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31.5g
48%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
9%
Cholesterol
46.5mg
16%
Sodium
861.1mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
30.5g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.5g
6%
Sugars
12.4g
Protein
17.1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
7.40%
7%
Calcium
3.30%
3%
Iron
9.40%
9%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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