Tequila and Chilli Chicken

14 Nov

The weather is cooler for us now in the Middle East and the BBQ has been cleaned and ready for business! I adore this time of the year…we now have a few months of lovely weather and BBQ’s ahead of us! Woo hoo!  Initially I cooked this with chopped chillis, but think it would be better if they were blended as a paste so have changed the recipe to reflect this.  And hey, it includes Tequila!  If you don’t partake in alcohol, leave this out.  You could use a dash of orange juice to replace it.   This is a moist and zesty chicken dish which the husband scoffed happily.  It is now on the repeat list of dishes.   This list is growing and he has never looked happier..ha ha! 

INGREDIENTS

4 chicken breasts (no bone)

1/4 cup tequila

1/4 cup lime juice

2 green chillis, deseeded and chopped.

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/4 cup coriander (cilantro), finely chopped

1 tblspn olive oil

METHOD

  • Put the chillis into a blender/processer and blitz until you have a green paste.
  • Add to the Tequila, lime juice, garlic, coriander and olive oil and mix well.
  • Add the chicken and mix well, coating the chicken in the marinade. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours minimum.
  • Heat the bbq on a medium heat and cook the chicken for about 7-8 minutes on each side until cooked through.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Tequila and Chilli Chicken”

  1. Devina Divecha November 14, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Okay wow. I had never thought of using tequila in a BBQ dish! Would it be okay to use the same recipe and then grill instead of BBQ? Or even fry? I don’t have BBQ equipment at home but would love to try something like this out.

  2. Angie C November 14, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Of course….a griddle pan might be nice to give that slightly chargrilled taste. If not a grill should still do it..enjoy!

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