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Tequila Grilled Chicken

Author: Eliza Adam
Serves: 4

Marinating chicken breasts in a tequila, lime, and honey mixture—then grilling them to perfection—is amazing summer flavor.

Ingredients

¾ C pineapple juice or orange juice

¼ C lime juice

½ C tequila (any will work, but Cazadores or Milagro is best)

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 T packed brown sugar

2 T honey

2 t. kosher salt

1 t. freshly ground black pepper

3-4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Canola oil for brushing grill

Marinating chicken breasts in a tequila, lime, and honey mixture—then grilling them to perfection—is amazing summer flavor. If you like some heat, add one or two sliced jalapeños to the marinade mixture.

Preparation

Combine the pineapple or orange juice, lime juice, tequila, garlic, brown sugar, honey, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk until sugar is dissolved and everything is well combined. Add chicken breasts. Refrigerate overnight.

Heat a grill on medium heat and brush the rack with oil to prevent chicken from sticking. Remove chicken pieces from the marinade, reserving 1 C of the marinade. Heat the reserved marinade until boiling; let cool for glazing.

Arrange chicken on the grill rack; grill 4 minutes.  Brush chicken with reserved glaze. Turn chicken over; brush with glaze. Grill until juices run clear when pierced with fork or until instant-read thermometer inserted into chicken registers 170°.  Continue grilling and brushing occasionally with glaze; about 4 minutes longer.