Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Margarita Chicken

Don't let the bad photos fool you, this chicken was great!!!!! I had just cleaned out my grill earlier in the day so it was hotter than I expected & "seared" my chicken just a tad too much. But the flavors from the marinade really infused the chicken nicely. Bone-in chicken breasts aren't my favorite so I am really looking forward to trying this again with thighs, legs & even boneless chicken breasts.

Perfect for a summer eve's dinner, perhaps with a real margarita on the side!


4 bone-in chicken breast halves
1 10oz can frozen margarita mix, thawed
2/3 cup tequila
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tblspn chicken seasoning (McCormick Grill Mates)

Rinse chicken with water & pat dry. For marinade, combine margarita mix, tequila, cilantro & chicken seasoning. Pour over chicken in a zip-top bag. Squeeze air out of bag & seal. Gently massage bag to coat chicken. Marinate in fridge for 1-2 hours.

Remove chicken from fridge & let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes Heat grill to 350-400. Oil grate when ready to start cooking. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard marinade. Grill chicken for about 18 minutes on each side.

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I also wanted to share a photo of the pantry after we had the bifold door braced, making it open like a regular door, & shelves put up on the back of it for extra space. If you have a small pantry with bifold doors, contact your handyman, even if he's your hubs. This is easily done & totally makes life easier.



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34 comments:

heartnsoulcooking said...

Your chicken looks and sounds YUMMY. THANKS!!! for the recipe. If you have the time stop by my blog. Geri

missy said...

i have shelves like that on my door.......love them!!!!!
chicken looks amazing!!!!!!!

Life, Love And Lola said...

I like my chicken burned to shit!! Really!

Nice work on the pantry!

Ave said...

Your chicken looks so delicious!

sassy stephanie said...

Ahhh, the little things in life that make us happy. If I'm organized, I feel more sane!

This chicken sounds delish! You little Rachel Ray you!

Elra said...

Wow, your chicken look so tasty, a must try recipe for sure.

Pat aka Posh said...

I bet that chicken is good..
I've been wanting shelves like that put on the back of my pantry door.. I just can't seem to find a store that sells them the size I need.

Kristina P. said...

Can I make it without tequila?

Jen said...

that sounds like a perfect summer recipe.

Pumpkin Delight said...

Anything with tequila and fresh cilantro...I'm in!

Jason, as himself said...

I am definitely trying this one. Or maybe Pumpkin Delight will make it for me.

Bracing the bi-fold door was a very smart thing to do!

Kerstin said...

I love how easy the chicken marinade is - it sounds so good!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Steph that looks wonderful, as always.Thanks for joining TMTT this week.

Reeni♥ said...

This chicken looks so yummy! I love that sear! And what a great idea for the door!

Frugal Fine Living said...

The chicken looks yummy! Great pantry, too! It's very similar to ours, which the previous homeowners installed. It's great!

Jane

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Interesting recipe! I think my husband would like it.

Kacey R. said...

Um, YUM! And thanks for giving me an excuse to go buy some tequilla. LOL Love ya, miss ya, HUGS!

Brenda said...

My husband loves margaritas, this sounds great!

Merry said...

Looks and sounds yummy. I think we will try it.

FROGGITY! said...

LOVE margaritas, and this looks delicious. I love your pics, they always make me hungry!!!

Pam said...

I think the chicken looks great - I know my husband would love the marinade.

You are so lucky to have a pantry!

mommaof4wife2r said...

want a drink and that chicken now. and i have that exact pantry. weird

Coco said...

This sounds heavenly. I've been on a huge chicken kick lately and will have to add this to my chicken recipes. Yum.

Pantry looks awesome.

Maria said...

We love grilling out. It's the best! Love the new pantry:)

Michelle said...

I have a question. Was there a strong tequila taste? It sounds really good, but I am wondering if my girls would eat it if it tasted too much like tequila.

And how did you cook the potatoes? They look yummy.

Jessica said...

This looks and sounds delicious! I am going to try it when I go to the beach next week!

sportzmom said...

Looks yummy! And your pantry looks great--what a brilliant idea!

~Marie~ said...

Mmmm.. you make me hungry for yummy food.

And I really like your revamped pantry.

The Nice One said...

WHAT?!?!?! Margarita Mix + Chicken? Sounds like a MUST for my house. Yuuum. Yea your site, not helping the diet.

Fresh Mommy said...

Oh that is a great idea for your pantry!! Good job! And even with the extra 'searing' that chicken looks so delicious! wow. I'm hungry now, but I should really wait till tomorrow to eat!

:)
~Tabitha

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. It looks GREAT! But then again, what do you make that doesn't look great? I like the charring. And I LOVE that your baby is swimming so well. Isn't it fun when they start to do that?

Jessica said...

I tried this recipe while we were at the beach recently. I had to make an adjustment because the house that we were in didn't have grill; I ended up using boneless chicken breast tenders and pan frying them. It was amazing! Everyone thought so. I can't wait to try more of your stuff.

Kristin said...

I must put shelves on the back of our door. Brilliant!

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