Monday’s are always tough – especially when it’s
Cinco de Mayo!
After that long day back from the weekend and work in the morning, you might be hesitant to get those Margaritas flowing tonight. So instead of putting up some fancy margarita cocktail, here’s a recipe that lets you enjoy that tequila without needing two advil in the morning. It’s a super quick and flavorful marinade for chicken breasts (or any meat really) that can be ready to cook in a short time.
All you need are some limes, lemons, lemon and lime zest, crushed garlic, cilantro, salt, pepper and of course your favorite Tequila. Mix them all up and together with your chicken, and then place into a resealable plastic bag.
And hey, since you already have the lime, salt and tequila out ….
Once you’ve got all that mixed together refrigerate it for about an hour. Yep, just and hour! You know tequila, it doesn’t take long or too much to get the party started, right?! If you have more time to let it marinate then do so. And don’t worry about getting your chicken too intoxicated, the flavor will stay, but the alcohol will burn off in the cooking process.
When your ready, heat up your grill and cook the chicken on medium – high heat. I like to use thin chicken breast, and I like to cover the chicken with aluminum foil, and then place something heavy on top for the first five-7 minutes. Then I flip them over and continue to cook another 5 minutes (or until the juices run clear).
NOTE: If your looking for a substitute on the tequila you can add an equal amount of white vinegar with the remaining ingredients. Then continue to follow the rest of the recipe…
Perfect with salad, a baked potato, or in a quseadilla.
Here’s the quick recipe card – Hope you enjoy!Thanks for stopping by — I would love to hear your feedback!
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