Touchdown Tequila Chicken Recipe

Total Time:
3 hr 27 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
3 hr
Cook:
12 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups lime juice or margarita mix
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup triple sec or orange juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into thick strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thick strips
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, cut into wedges
  • Vegetable Marinade, recipe follows
  • Shredded Mexican cheese blend, for serving
  • Salsa, for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Vegetable Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lime juice or margarita mix
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Directions

In a bowl, combine lime juice, tequila, triple sec, cilantro, garlic and red pepper flakes. Add chicken and marinate chicken for 3 hours or overnight (depending on how much you like the tequila flavor).

Marinate peppers and onion in Vegetable Marinade for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Preheat outdoor grill to medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade and grill, turning once, until juices run clear, about 5 to 6 minutes per side. Drain peppers and onions, grill in a grill basket until tender and browned on edges, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Slice the chicken breast into 1/2-inch strips. Serve with peppers and onions, cheese, salsa and sour cream.

A viewer, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.

Vegetable Marinade:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Yield: about 1 cup

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