Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tequilla Lime Chicken


See the photo below? You can imagine this is a summery meal, a patio meal, if it starts out with tequila and limes.

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It's super easy to make. Slice open the limes and squeeze the juice into a food processor or blender. Add the tequila, olive oil, salt, garlic, jalapenos and cilantro. Blend the mixture until totally combined.

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Add the chicken to a large plastic bag and pour in the lime-tequila mixture. Seal the bag and marinate in the fridge for several hours or overnight. I left it overnight.

Remove the chicken from the bag and grill it over medium-high heat. For starters I did not use breast meat. Yeah, I know that's what the recipe calls for but we just don't like it. We like thighs so I used boneless thighs.

I wasn't successful with the asethetic appeal of my dish but it did taste good.


Pioneer Woman's photo of this meal........

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Nailed It!!

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Here is the original recipe as posted at Food Network. If you made this, or plan to do so, let me know if your dish comes out as pretty at The Pioneer Woman's because I couldn't manage it. Haha

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20 comments:

Katherine P said...

I can pretty much guarantee my meal won't come out as pretty as the Pioneer Woman's! Plating is just not my thing though I really wish it was. This sounds good and summery and relatively simple which is all a win. I'll definitely have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

Sometimes I can get a good photo, sometimes I can make the food look great on the plate but often times......this is the result!

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

I love all those flavors, so this sounds yummy! And - I think chicken thighs are the most underrated part of the bird....we love them in our house as well!

Tina said...

Thanks, Sarah! We love the thighs and grilled wings best. Never could enjoy the white meat as it seems to dry out.

Kay said...

Who ever has their photos turn out like Ree Drummond's? LOL

I love chicken marinated and then grilled. A big favorite around here. And lime? I could almost live on lime chicken. Looks wonderful.

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

My family would love this dish and my photos never turn out good either. I think we're missing the food stylist, haha.

Beth F said...

I'm a horrible food photographer! Regardless, the chicken sounds awesome and easy. I'm all for grilling. I like the breast meat, but husband prefers the dark, so I usually grill up a selection.

Trish said...

Your "nailed it" comment made me laugh. I have way too many food pictures that definitely fit that description. Though I have to admit...give me tequila and limes and I'll just make a margarita and forget the rest. ;)

Heather said...

Food photography is SO hard. I think you did great. All that matters is that it was delicious!

Vicki said...

That sounds and looks so good! I love chicken!!

Tina said...

Ha, so true, Kay! She has a better camera than me too...,,I just used iPhone.

Tina said...

It's a patio meal dish, Diane. Very summery

Tina said...

BFR that works out very well that you and the Mr. like different pieces. Win-win.

Tina said...

Sh yes, margaritas! You must be kin to me 😀❤️ I have other photos that will make you laugh!!

Carole said...

I wonder what other combos with lime would work - limoncello? Cheers from Carole's Chatter!

Tina said...

So true, Heather. It did taste good but I sure wanted it to look like Pioneer Woman's plate.

Tina said...

Thanks, Vicki, it was good .

Tina said...

Oh yes, I bet limoncello would be amazing, Carole!

Sue Jackson said...

Yum! This sounds delicious!

And my food pics NEVER come out looking like the professional ones! lol My meals tend to focus on flavor not look - ha ha

Sue

Book By Book

Tina said...

Well we are sure I'm the same club, Sue!