Tequila Citrus Grilled Chicken

Are you tired of dry, tough grilled chicken? Well put all that behind you – you’re going to just love this chicken!! It’s one of my favorites; simple to prepare, always moist and delicious………………….

Before I tell you about this yummy chicken I wanted to remind you; don’t forget the FREE GIVEAWAY DRAWING – a year’s supply of fabulous Maldon Sea Salt! You have until Friday –   don’t miss out!

Back to the Tequila Citrus Grilled Chicken -you just can’t go wrong here! You can marinate it for as little as an hour or as long as overnight. The flavors complement the chicken so well – lime, orange, garlic, brown sugar, jalapeño, and of course, a bit of tequila, all working magically together to create an incredibly tasty tender lunch or dinner entreé. I like to pound the chicken to an even thickness which helps it to grill quickly, therefore keeping the meat moist.

I like to use Tequila Citrus Grilled Chicken in a myriad of ways. It’s wonderful served with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables for a hearty dinner, makes a wonderful sandwich for lunch on Sweet Potato Sandwich Rolls and the leftovers make delicious Pita Pizzas or tasty Grilled Chicken Quesadillas. Check back tomorrow for an incredible salad – Tequila Citrus Chicken with Grilled Peach & Raspberry Salad. Since the picture below is better than a thousand of my words (Thanks Scott – my sweet husband and awesome photographer!!) I’ll just leave you with this warning; computers really don’t do very well with drool, so sit back just a bit as you gaze at this wonderful salad!

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P.S. I’ll also include the recipe for the Sweet Basil Vinaigrette …………oh, and that yummy grilled bread with melted, marinated, fresh mozzarella – once you taste this, you might just want it for a meal all on it’s own!

Tequila Citrus Grilled Chicken

¼ cup tequila
1 teaspoon lime zest
¼ cup lime juice
¼ cup orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons jalapeno pepper, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped

1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness

1. Combine all ingredients except the chicken.

2. Place the chicken and the marinade in a zippered bag and marinate for at least 45 minutes or as long as 8 hours.

3. Preheat grill to medium high.

4. Sprinkle chicken lightly with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spray grill grates with grill spray. Grill for about 5-7 minutes per side. Let rest for several minutes, covered with foil before serving. Enjoy!



2 thoughts on “Tequila Citrus Grilled Chicken”

  • Hi Cindy,
    You certainly could make this without the tequila as the orange and lemon juices combined with the other ingredients will help tenderize the chicken. The tequila does add a delicious flavor though and all of the alcohol is cooked out – I keep a small bottle of tequila around just for this recipe!

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