This recipe is one of my mom’s go-to marinades for grilled chicken breasts. The marinade is easy and quick to make. Then, you simply boil it to make a tangy, flavorful sauce to drizzle over the chicken. If, like me, you do not have a barbecue, you can also bake the chicken in the oven. This recipe is good any time of year, but feels particularly suited for late summer nights. (My apologies that the picture is not nearly as good as the recipe is)
Active time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: Will depend on your chicken breasts
*Chicken should marinate for at least 2 hours
¼ cup (60 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
¼ cup (60 ml) olive oil
2 tablespoons tequila
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
4 chicken breasts
Place all the ingredients in a large Ziploc bag or sealable container. Swirl to combine and evenly distribute all the ingredients. Let the chicken marinate for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Remove the chicken breasts from the container, leaving the liquid behind, and cook on the grill or in the oven until cooked through. While the chicken is cooking, pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil for 3 minutes, whisking occasionally. Serve the chicken with the sauce on the side or drizzled over the top.
And bon appétit!