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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Citrus Tequila Chicken (Non-alcoholic of course! : )


Oh the weather outside is (almost) frightful but the BBQ is so delightful,
and since we've not put ours away (yet)
let us play
let us play
let us play!
If this is the last thing you use your BBQ for this year before it's put away for winter,
you'll be sorry.
SO make sure you keep it out for a while because you'll want to make this recipe at the very least
a couple of times or more - yes it is THAT GOOD!
Thanks for this recipe goes to Christel who made it a long time ago
when we were over for dinner. It has become another favorite!


Tequila Chicken (Non-alcoholic of course! :)


1/2 cup White grape juice
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (5-6 limes)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
1 tbsp chili powder
1 jalapeno pepper chopped and seeded
3 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Method:
In your blender canister Combine white grape juice, lime juice, orange juice,
chili powder, jalapeno, garlic, salt and pepper. Blend just until the jalapeno
and garlic look nicely chopped.
Place chicken in one layer in a container and pour the marinade over the
chicken to coat it. Let the chicken marinate in the fridge over night.

Heat the grill and brush the rack with olive oil to prevent sticking.
Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and sprinkle with salt and
pepper and grill them on one side for 5 minutes until nicely browned . Turn
the chicken and and cook for another 10 minutes or until cooked through.
Remove from the grill to a plate and let them rest for 5 minutes .
Serve hot or at room temp- I even like it cold.

Home made Spanish rice is a great side dish accompaniment.