01
JAN
2013

Tequila Lime Chicken Breast

Tequila Lime Chicken Breasts RecipeWhat You Need:
1/2 cup gold tequila, or your favorite
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (5 to 6 medium limes)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2 regular sized oranges)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 jalapeno pepper minced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 whole (6 split) boneless chicken breasts, with skin on to retain moisture while grilling.

How it’s done:

Combine the tequila, lime & orange juice, chili powder, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt, & pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken breasts, cover & refrigerate several hours or overnight.

When you’re ready to grill, brush the breasts with oil to prevent the chicken from sticking & to keep it moist. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, and grill them skin-side down for about 5 minutes, or until nicely browned. Turn the chicken & cook for another 10 minutes, or until just cooked through. Don’t over cook the chicken. It will continue to cook a bit once your remove it from the grill.

Remove to a plate & cover tightly letting it rest for 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

SERVES 6

Calories: 277

Total Fat: 14 grams

Saturated Fat: 4 grams

Protein: 31 grams

Total carbohydrates: 4 grams

Sugar: 1 gram

Fiber: 0 grams

Cholesterol: 93 milligrams

Sodium: 419 milligrams

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