Chipotle Tequila Lime Chicken
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Tender, juicy grilled chicken with Mexican flair that has a slight smokey, spicy, citrus flavor.
Recipe type: Chicken
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 limes, juiced (about ¼ cup)
  • zest from one lime
  • 1 or 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. + 1 tsp. of adobo sauce, chopped small
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp. tequila,
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 lbs. chicken, skinless, boneless
  • 1 lime cut into quarters for serving
  1. In a bowl, add all of the ingredients except for the chicken; mix until well combined. You could also add these ingredients in a food processor to combine more easily.
  2. Place chicken in a Ziploc Baggie and add marinade. Mix the chicken in the marinade until it is all covered. Place in the refrigerator for 4 to 8 hours or overnight. I marinated for 8 hours.
  3. Heat grill to medium; take chicken out of the baggie and dispose of the marinade.
  4. Place chicken on grill and cook each side for about 7 minutes; depending how thick your chicken is. Cook until no longer pink.
  5. Place chicken on a serving platter and squirt lime juice over the top.
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at