I saw Ina make this on Barefoot Contessa yesterday and immediately knew I wanted to try it. I’m always struggling to find new ways to make chicken and this looked so good! The recipe does call for the chicken to be grilled outside, but we definitely weren’t going to try that in these frigid temperatures. We ended up searing the chicken on the stove and then finishing it off in the oven. It was good, though not our favorite way to make chicken. We’ll give this recipe another shot when we can cook out on our grill!
Tequila Lime Chicken
1/2 cup gold tequila
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (5 to 6 limes)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeno pepper (1 pepper seeded)
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic (3 cloves)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 whole (6 spllit) boneless chicken breasts
Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, chili powder, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken breasts and refrigerate overnight.
Cook as desired. (The recipe recommends sprinkling the chicken with salt and pepper and then grilling outdoors).