Real Men Cook: Tequila Lime Chicken

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Tequila Lime Chicken #healthychickenrecipes #cincodemayo

TGIF!!! Ok, true confession. I use to think when people said “TGIF” that they were talking about the restaurant and I would get so confused. I have since, in my older and more mature years, learned that this acroynm is not referring to TGIF the restaurant but “Thank Goodness its Friday”. All that to say, TGIF! I have been exahausted all week! Wake up, I’m tired. Middle of the day, with lots of caffeine, I’m tired. It’s 8pm, watching “the voice” {amazing show by the way… so much better than American Idol}… and I’m tired. So I’m loving this Tequila Lime Chicken Helping Hubbie post tonight, and I might even try to sneak a nap in while Mike’s doing the work. 🙂 {big smile}

Ok, I have a question for you guys too. I started out with the name “Helping Hubbie” because it was my way of helping our husbands learn out to cook. But, I am thinking of switching the name to “Real Men Cook”…. any thoughts? What do you think? I need your help.

Back to the Tequila Lime Chicken recipe…

To get started, lets mix up the marinade. Mince {very finely chop) 1 chipotle pepper {from a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce} and 1 garlic clove.

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Place both in a small bowl. Next add 1/4 cup of tequila, 2 Tablespoon of lime zest,

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and juice from 1 lime.

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Whisk to combine. Add salt & pepper and then slowly whisk in the 1/2 cup of olive oil to emulsify the marinade. {it should thicken up} Place your 4 boneless chicken breast in the bowl and toss to completely coat the chicken breasts.

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Place in refrigerator to marinade for 20 minutes. Heat grill to medium heat. Place marinaded chicken on the grill.

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WARNING: there is tequila in the marinade so it is going to flare up as soon as you put it on the grill. {be careful} Grill each side for approximately 6-7 minutes.

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Add finishing touches with some fresh lime zest…. and a shot of tequila if your up for it. 🙂

Tequila Lime Chicken #healthychickenrecipes #cincodemayo

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Helping Hubbie: Tequila Lime Chicken

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 37 mins
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Poultry & Pork, Grilling Recipes, Real Men Cook

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 T.lime zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 chipotle pepper from a can of chipotle in adobe sauce, minced
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts

Instructions

  1. Mince chipotle pepper {from a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce} and garlic clove.
  2. Place both in a small bowl. Next add tequila, lime zest, and juice from 1 lime.
  3. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add salt & pepper and then slowly whisk in olive oil to emulsify the marinade. {it should thicken up} Place your boneless chicken breast in the bowl and toss to completely coat the chicken breasts.
  5. Place in refrigerator to marinade for 20 minutes.
  6. Heat grill to medium heat.
  7. Place marinaded chicken on the grill. WARNING: there is tequila in the marinade so it is going to flare up as soon as you put it on the grill. {be careful}
  8. Grill each side for approximately 6-7 minutes.
  9. Add finishing touches with some fresh lime zest…. and a shot of tequila if your up for it. 🙂

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23 Responses
  1. I love “Real Men Cook”. What I see a lot over in my neck of the woods, and more so in this generation…is the WOMEN don’t know how to cook. It really blows my mind. I was brought up to already know how to cook and change (cloth) diapers when I was only 5! Justin and I are always in the kitchen together. Does Mike love/know how to cook?
    What a fun twist on chicken!

    1. I KNOW!!! It’s crazy to me… I use to love going into the kitchen to help mom. Definitely going to make sure that my kids do that as they are going up, its how I learned to cook. 🙂 Yes, Mike definitely knows how to cook and well! I just need to stay out of the kitchen when he is doing it because I’m a control freak and watch him like a hawk to make sure he’s doing it the “right way”. Hope you have a great weekend GLoria! 🙂

  2. Krista, this chicken looks absolutely scrumptious! I love Real Men Cook, because my hubby is actually a pretty good cook! 🙂 (Not as good as me…lol, but good!) Thanks for sharing this recipe and have a wonderful weekend!! Pinning!!

    1. Thanks Cindy.. Yeah.. thats 2 for “real men cook” looks like i’m changing the name. Sounds like our husbands are similar… and know there place in the kitchen hehe… hope you have a great weekend. As always thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  3. Oooo this looks delicious! Definitely gonna go on my list-of-things-to-make-hubby-grill 🙂 I like “Real Men Cook” too – and I love how you include helpful hints and photos to describe things they may not know how to do. My hubby doesn’t mind cooking, and he can follow a recipe pretty well, but asks me silly little questions on EVERY step just to make sure he doesn’t screw something up. But I think I could just have him read this post and he’d be good to go…and I could go put my feet up and relax while he grills!

    1. haha… so funny you said that. I was having my husband read the recipe before I posted it. And he said what does “emulsify” mean and what does “minced” me. It was at that point I realized… hmm… I should probably tell the men what that means. 🙂 BOys!!! Can’t live with them and can’t live without them! Hope you and your hubbie enjoy the recipe. 🙂

  4. This chicken looks fantastic. I love south-of-the-border inspired food, especially with lime and chipotle (don’t even get me started on how much I miss Chipotle the burrito chain since I moved from the US). Glad you and your husband can enjoy culinary fun together. Mine likes to cook, but prefers not to follow recipes. Thankfully, his meals are generally tasty but hard to replicate. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

    1. Thanks, I love south of the border food too. Its a good thing I ended up in Texas because they have a Tex-Mex restaurant on every corner. Major bummer on the Chipotle thing. I’m sure its one of the first stops you make when you come back to visit the US. 🙂 My husband likes to cook but he more so likes to eat haha… what man doesnt. 🙂 Sometimes he’ll even sit and watch the foodnetwork with me… now thats love! Glad I got a chance to see your blog and cant wait for the updates!

    1. Thanks Diane, it is perfect as we start coming into those “grilling months”. {my favorite time of year} 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.

    1. Thanks Deb! Glad the weather around your part of town is finally warming up. I gotta say… I definitely don’t miss those long winters I use to have in Wisconsin. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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