Tequila Lime Chicken with a Shot of Tequila Glaze Sauce
Tequila Lime Chicken with a Tequila Glaze
A while ago my Aunt Teri told me about this Tequila Chicken she found on the Food Network site. Of course I was intrigued. A food with one of my favorite alcohols…. Yes please! So tonight I decided to get it a whirl and put a little spin on it.
I added the Tequila glaze recipe to the mix as a dipping sauce. My brother is all about dipping sauces for his chicken. And let me tell you this dipping sauce might be the best sauce I have ever made! I not only dipped my chicken in it, but also my broccoli, cauliflower, and potatoes. My brother was licking it off his finger.
Tequila Lime Chicken
¼ Cup gold tequila
½ Cup lime juice
¼ Cup orange juice
1 ½ tsp chili powder
1 T jalapeno pepper, minced
1 T garlic, minced
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
3 boneless chicken breast, cut in half (6 tenders)
To make the marinade, in a bowl (or 2 cup measuring cup- easier cleanup) stir together all the ingredients except the chicken.
Cut and clean up chicken. With a fork poke the chicken on both sides so the marinade seeps in. Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag and pour marinade into bag. Swoosh it around a bit and refrigerate for at least an hour. The longer you marinade the stronger that tastes will be. Overnight will make it extra tasty!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Since the minced jalapeno and garlic are floating around the plastic bag, I pick out some and placing it on top of the chicken.
Bake for 18-22 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Half-way through cooking flip chicken over.
If you asked my brother what to use this dipping sauce for he would respond with ‘Everything!’ It has almost a sweet and sour taste to it with a little kick at the end. Not only could you use it as a dipping sauce but also as a flavoring agent for your steamed veggies or add a nice coat to chicken while grilling out. I think the sky’s the limit when using this glaze. J
Ingredients: (makes about ½ Cup of sauce)
1/3 Cup Orange Juice
¼ Cup gold tequila
2 T light brown sugar
2 T honey
8-10 sliced jalapeno, from a jar
In a sauce pan bring all ingredients to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from stove and let cool.