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Tequila-Lime Chicken with Honey Drizzle

Tequila-Lime Chicken with Honey Drizzle
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4
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.
By Arlene Cummings
Updated August 22, 2011



  • 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


  • 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.

  • 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 Facts are not available for this recipe
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