|Classic Frozen Margarita|
.Sometimes you make the most amazing dish, you are absolutely certain that you should have made more, only to find out that your family didn't love it. Then other times, you are not sure if its going to be a hit and you hold your breath as your husband says "This Grilled Margarita Chicken is ridiculously delicious!" I have been replaying that in my head since I first heard it. What a fantastic review.
Truly the most flavorful chicken we have ever had. The only one that comes close is the Rosemary Lemon Grilled Chicken which was amazing! It was our favorite chicken recipe, until the Grilled Margarita Chicken came into our lives. Now, they may have to share 1st place.
This chicken is unlike anything you have ever had before. It is plump and juicy. With the flavors of the margarita; tart lime, sweet orange and cuervo gold tequila, you know this is going to be good. But, adding garlic, jalapeno and spices to this marinade takes it to a whole different level. One that will make you stand up and shout out "This is ridiculously delicious". Well you might not get quite that excited, but that still makes me grin. Enjoy!
TSRI TIP: For an extra special treat you can make a 2nd batch of the marinade. In a small saucepan over high heat bring the marinade to a boil. Stirring constantly boil for 2 minutes, reduce to simmer and cook until reduced by 1/3. Serve over top of chicken for an extra flavor treat!
|Simple Rosemary Lemon Grilled Chicken|
.Grilled Margarita Chicken with Marinade
3-5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast (washed and trimmed)
Zest of 1 lime (about 1 tablespoon)
Juice of 3 limes (about ½ cup)
Juice of 1 orange (about ¼ cup)
1 jalapeño pepper, minced (seeded and deveined to reduce heat)
5 cloves garlic, minced or grated
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander seed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 ounces Cuervo Gold tequila
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Place chicken in a resealable gallon size plastic bag. Set aside.
Combine all ingredients, except chicken, in a small bowl or measuring cup. Whisk to combine. Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 2-3 hours. Turn chicken occasionally.
Preheat grill to medium-high. Place chicken on the counter to come to room temp.
Grill chicken about 4-5 minutes on each side. Serve and enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com