After a two month hiatus from food related posts I thought I would jump back in with one of my favorite cooks and food writer - Nigella Lawson. Recently I picked up a copy of her 2017 cookbook, Simply Nigella. There are quite a few recipes I want to sample from this cookbook and have started with the Tequila Lime Chicken.
The recipe is simple with few ingredients and reminded me of another dinner we had quite a while ago. That was a delicious grilled meal - Tequila Honey Pineapple chicken, photo below. See that post and recipe here; I highly recommend it.
We planned to have this again but the little containers of pineapple juice had apparently expired. Didn't know we kept them around so long. It's been ages since a cocktail was made around here and those were from those days.
Anyway, Nigella's recipe turned out very nicely and we plan to have it again one day. As it was baking we took a short walk and wow, when we walked back inside the aroma wafting through the house was amazing. Instant hunger.
I'd like to note that marinating for 6 hours was perfect. I do think 2 days, as mentioned in the recipe as the longest time to marinate, would be way too much time. Citrus can dry out meats if left too long. Also, when I stored the leftovers I drained the remaining juices/marinade.
Recipe is below as I copied from Nigella's site and the book Simply Nigella. We would have this again sometime but I think in side-by-side comparision that Tequila Honey Pineapple recipe would win out.