Here is yet another option for grilling this summer. This is chicken you can let sit and marinate while you go about your day. When you are ready for dinner, simply take it out of the marinade and grill it up! I served this with a fresh green salad and a big fruit salad. Another side option would be onions and peppers tossed with oil, salt, and pepper and wrapped in tin foil and grilled. I learned this side from my friend Carrie and it is delicious. I love using the grill as much as possible so I can leave the oven off and sit in the back yard while my food cooks. Enjoy and happy grilling!
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)- I use the Mariano’s fresh squeezed OJ. It’s the best!
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 minced fresh jalapeno pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 boneless skinless 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. Refrigerate for at least two hours. Heat a grill and brush the rack with oil to prevent the chicken from sticking. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade, sprinkle well with salt and pepper, and grill them for about 5 minutes, until nicely browned. Turn the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes, until just cooked through. Remove from the grill to a plate. Cover tightly and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Adapted from Barefoot Contessa Family Style