Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos


It's just The Ballplayer and I for dinner tonight. Well, and his best buddy M.B. To be honest, my son would be happy with anything stuffed into a taco shell. I half wonder why I am going to bother with dinner. My taste isn't as easy to satisfy. So I pulled out a pound of chicken breast tenders this morning out of the freezer. The marinade takes minutes to make and these little chicken pieces will marinade in an hour tops. If I was using whole breasts I would recommend at least four hours if not over night.

This dinner almost was titled Lime Cilantro Chicken. I had a fight with the liquor cabinet (which remains locked since our house is always full of kids) and I could not get it open. I even had to call the Fire Department...well just my husband! I needed to know the trick! There had to be a trick. Eventually the cabinet released the tequila hostage and dinner was made. It was a close call!

Tequila lime chicken tacos
3 whole Limes, Juiced
3 cloves Garlic, Peeled
1 jalapeno sliced (I'm only using half since its two little boys)
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
½ cups Cilantro
½ cups Tequila

Combine lime juice, garlic cloves, sliced jalepeno salt, cilantro, and tequila in a food processor or blender. Pulse until combined.


Toss chicken in a bowl (or bag) and dump marinade over. Let marinade an hour to overnight. These are tiny strips so an hour is enough. If I was doing whole breasts, I would do four to eight hours. A whole chicken would be done the night before.

Grill and slice into thin slices.

Serve with Jack cheese and salsa

6 comments:

Life with the Lebedas said...

Yum!! That looks great!! I'm definitely making that!

Pam said...

This chicken sounds perfect. I've never made it with lime nor tequila, but it has to be delicious! Too funny with calling the fire department (hubby) to get the liquor cabinet open. Good thing it got opened for the great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Busy Working Mama said...

Looks AWESOME! I love anything with lime. Thanks for the meal planning tips! I need to get better at it. I love to cook, but there's not much time after work and usually I cook a lot on weekends. I think if I do prep time the night before (chop veggies and sort stuff) it will make cooking a fresh meal when we get home easier.

Renz said...

Wow this looks nice but I can't serve this dish after maybe 20 years from now. I still have a toddler :)

Life with the Lebedas said...

I made these and they were awesome! I shared them on my blog linking back to you!

Shamrocks and Shenanigans said...

Thanks!!!! I'm so glad you liked them!!

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