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Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken

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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!

close look at grilled chicken legs

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 I should probably take it easy on the entrée. Besides, it’s grilling season and we better take advantage while the getting is good!

chicken drumsticks on charcoal grill.

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.

platter of grilled tequila lime chicken drumsticks.

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!

Yield: 14 Servings

Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken

platter of grilled tequila lime chicken drumsticks.

This 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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3-4 pounds chicken pieces

Instructions

  1. Mix together all of the marinade ingredients.
  2. Pour marinade into a large zip top bag or container. Add chicken pieces and marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Discard marinade and grill over indirect heat until the center reaches 165°F on an instant read thermometer.
  4. Allow to rest for a few minutes and then serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

14

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 426mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 35g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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This 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!

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Val

Monday 4th of June 2018

These look delicious! I can't wait to try these soon!

Carlee

Sunday 24th of June 2018

Thank you!

Val

Thursday 21st of June 2018

I loved this recipe so much I included it in my #Celebrate365 Grilling Bucket List: https://www.cornbeanspigskids.com/2018/06/grilling-bucket-list.html. Thanks again for linking it up!

Jan

Monday 4th of June 2018

Perfect for our Grilled Recipe Round up ! Thanks for sharing !

Carlee

Sunday 24th of June 2018

Thank you!

Jan

Monday 10th of July 2017

I am so glad you linked this up at Celebtate 365 Blog Party, it's 1/2 way through summer, and I need new inspiration!

Carlee

Thursday 13th of July 2017

Me too! I seem to hit a rut when the temperatures get this hot!

Miz Helen

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

This recipe will sure be on our grill very soon! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday! Come Back Soon, Miz Helen

Carlee

Thursday 13th of July 2017

I hope you love it! Thanks, Miz Helen!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Saturday 6th of May 2017

Time to buy some tequila!

Carlee

Sunday 7th of May 2017

Ole! That sounds like a heck of a plan!