Tequila lime chicken has all of the flavor of your restaurant favorite and it stays so juicy and flavorful. Fire up the grill for Cinco de May or any day of the week!
Marinate your chicken in a flavorful mix of tequila and lime juice then grill it up for a tender and tasty meal. It is juicy and drenched in goodness.
I hope you are enjoying this week of recipes inspired by the flavors of Mexico. I just love all of tasty combinations!
Since we started off the week with a side dish, I thought we better do a main dish as well.
Of course I love just about anything wrapped in a tortilla, but I figured with all of the carbs in the Mexican street corn barley salad and enchilada pasta salad, I should probably take it easy on the entrée.
Besides, it’s grilling season and we better take advantage while the getting is good!
So I decided to riff on one of my favorite Mexican inspired dinners, tequila lime chicken. In reality it’s probably quite a bit different than what I’ve had out, starting with the yogurt.
We just love how tender and juicy yogurt seems to make grilled chicken. In fact the lemon and yogurt marinated grilled chicken is one of our go to dinners. So I couldn’t help but to stir some in here too.
Otherwise it’s a lot of what you might expect. Of course there’s tequila and lime otherwise the name would just be awkward.
I also added some lemon to up the citrus punch and jalapeno to make it interesting.
Of course we were licking our fingers between bites of this goodness! We tend to like to grill drumsticks or thighs as we find them more succulent, but of course it would be good on chicken breasts as well.
For a tasty way to finish off your meal, whip up some layered lime sherbet bars too. Now I’m dying to know what your favorite Mexican inspired dishes are!
Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken
- ½ cup tequila
- ½ cup lime juice
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 1 jalapeno diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3½ pounds chicken pieces
- Mix together all of the marinade ingredients.
- Pour marinade into a large zip top bag or container. Add chicken pieces and marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Discard marinade and grill over indirect heat until the center reaches 165°F on an instant read thermometer.
- Allow to rest for a few minutes and then serve.