Saturday, August 21, 2010

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken & a Winner

Congratulations to Ann of The Tattered Tassel! Ann is the winner who gets a choice of a $100 gift certificate or the carved mahogany tea caddy from 09lakedrift.

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

As usual, I double this recipe.
4 chicken breasts or the equivalent in chicken breast tenders 
(I have prepared both ways)
1 cup shredded cheddar/Monterey jack cheese

1 C water
1/3 C Teriyaki sauce
2 T lime juice (I use fresh juice, juice of 1/2 lime is about 2 T)
3 tsp minced garlic 
1 tsp liquid smoke
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp tequila

Add chicken to bowl, cover and chill for 3-4 hours, stirring every hour or so

Sauce: (this is equally delicious as a dip for tortilla chips!)
1/2 C real Mayonnaise
1/2 C sour cream
2 T milk
1T minced tomato
3 tsp vinegar
2-3 tsp minced onion
2-3 tsp minced canned/jarred jalapeno slices
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2-3/4 tsp Tabasco sauce (I use Chipotle)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp dried dill weed
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
couple dashes of garlic powder
couple dashes of coarse ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients well and chill until ready to use...and is great as a dip! 

You'll want to fire up your grill and cook the chicken breasts for several  minutes on each side, brushing each a few times with the marinade so as to slightly char them on the outside while leaving the inside tender and juicy, looking like these:

Turn your oven to the broil setting.  Place the cooked chicken breasts in a baking dish and generously cover with the sauce.  You want it oozing with this sauce!

Never miss an opportunity to enlist child labor ;-)  Top each breast with a mound of shredded cheddar/jack cheese blend.

Place the dish in your over under the broiler just long enough to allow the cheese to slightly brown and bubble.

Serve over crushed tortilla chips and top with a little lime zest for color.  This is some seriously good eatin'!  Shawn makes a great black bean and corn salsa we serve on the side.  We've also served Spanish rice and a salad with this dish.  Try it soon, I know you'll love it!

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Until then....
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  1. This looks so tasty delicious! I bet grilling the chicken gives it so much more flavor. And I love the idea of serving it over a bed of crushed tortilla chips. Yum!

  2. Yum! This looks delicious.
    Teens, you gotta love em. I got two.
    Congrats to Anne! What a great giveaway.

  3. The chicken looks delicious, and definitely not for dieters! - lol!
    I love your blue plate---it's gorgeous!

  4. I love chicken and this looks so yummy!! Congratulations to Anne I know she will be enjoying her win!!

    bee blessed

  5. All that cheesy goodness is tempting me~ looks delish!

  6. OMG that does look fabulous Nancy!
    Thanks for sharing, I want to fire up the grill right now!
    And cute son!

  7. This looks great Nancy! I was sold as soon as I saw dill in it... I'm gonna give it a try:@)

  8. I will definitely try this, Nancy. It looks so good!...Christine

  9. Congrats to the lucky winner Ann!...Christine

  10. Now that looks so good I'm ready to dig in!!

  11. Yummy! This is going on my list of new recipes to try! Thanks for sharing! Great pics of your sweet boy!


  12. Nancy:

    This looks so delicious. I love your helper!

    Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken - it's going on the must make list.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. This is my favorite dish to eat at Applebee's, so I would LOVE to fix it at home. That's a long list of ingredients (for me), but it would SO be worth it for this delicious dish!! I've bookmarked to try out SOON!!

  14. He looks like a future chef!

    Happy Blue Monday, Nancy! Check out my book giveaway.

  15. Looks and sounds delicious!

    Happy Blue Monday


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