Submitted as part of the BBQ Recipe Contest
Citrus Marinated Chicken
|Submitted By:||Kimberly Blake
|Location:||High Point, NC 27262|
|Recipe Name:||Citrus Marinated Chicken|
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.
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
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.