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Tequila Lime Chicken

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 3 hr
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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Ingredients

4 limes

1 cup tequila

1/4 cup olive oil

2 teaspoons kosher salt

5 cloves garlic

1 jalapeno, sliced

1/2 bunch chopped fresh cilantro

12 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 cups grated Monterey Jack

Options for servings:

Corn tortillas

Flour tortillas

Grated Monterey Jack

Pico de gallo

Jalapeno slices

Lime wedges

Avocado slices

Sour cream

Directions

  1. Slice open the limes and squeeze the juice into a food processor or blender. Add the tequila, olive oil, salt, garlic, jalapenos and cilantro. Blend the mixture until totally combined. Add the chicken to a large plastic bag and pour in the lime-tequila mixture. Seal the bag and marinate in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
  2. Remove the chicken from the bag and grill it over medium-high heat. Rotate the chicken 45-degrees on both sides to create nice grill marks, and continue grilling until the chicken is cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  3. Melt the Monterey Jack over the top of the sliced chicken breasts.
  4. Slice the chicken and serve it on a plate topped with the sides.
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