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Citrus Marinated Chicken

Citrus Marinated Chicken

Submitted By: Kimberly Blake


Location: High Point, NC 27262
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Recipe Name: Citrus Marinated Chicken
Recipe Information:

This is a mexican based recipe. The combination of lime juice, chili powder and tequila give it a great punch of flavor without overpowering the palate.

Ingredients:

4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts


Juice and rind of 1 orange


Juice of 3 limes


1/4 C tequila (you can substitute with beer or pineapple juice)


8-10 cloves of minced garlic


1 Tbsp chili powder


1 Tbsp paprika


2 Tbsp olive oil


2 tsp cumin


1/2 Tbsp dried cilantro, or 1/2 bunch fresh, chopped coarsely


Pinch of sugar (not necesary if you use pineapple juice)


1 tsp salt


1 Tbsp crushed red pepper

Recipe Instructions:

Place chicken in a non-metallic dish.


Combine all other ingredients together and pour over chicken.


Turn chicken to coat thoroughly.


Cover and marinate at least 1 hour in the fridge. I like more flavor so I marinate about 6 hours, you can even marinate overnight.


Fire up the grill and let it heat up to 500 degrees. Turn heat down to med-high.


Place chicken on grill for 15 minutes. Turn once and baste with leftover marinade. Grill for a further 10 minutes or until juices run clear when pierced through the thickest part of the chicken.

Recipe Summary:


This is a great summer time (or any time) recipe that’s full of flavor. Everyone at my table always enjoys it.

 

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