Lime + Tequila Grilled Chicken with Parsley

We love to eat chicken throughout the week.  On salads, over quinoa or by itself with veggies.  So I often buy a bunch of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and grill them up for the week.  Sometimes I just grill them with salt, pepper and rosemary, seasoned salt and extra virgin olive oil.  Or other simple combinations.

But sometimes I decide to throw a bunch of ingredients together in a bowl and see what happens!  This combination turned out delicious, and it was so so easy to throw together.

Lime + Tequila Grilled Chicken with Parsley | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

If you have time, I suggest marinating your chicken breasts overnight, but if you don’t have time for that, even 30 minutes of marinating will do wonders.

Lime + Tequila Grilled Chicken with Parsley | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

I mixed a bunch of my favorite things together, and threw in a few random ingredients, too.  The chicken caramelized on the edges and got a really delicious crust, but stayed perfectly juicy on the inside.

Lime + Tequila Grilled Chicken with Parsley | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

This chicken would be delicious in fajitas, on salad, by itself with a nice side of Cilantro Lime Rice or however you want to nosh on it!

Hugs, kisses + yummy dishes… xoxo
Lauren

Lime + Tequila Grilled Chicken with Parsley

  • YIELDS 6 chicken breasts

    Ingredients

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons tequila
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili pwder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, diced (plus extra for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Clean the chicken breasts and set aside.  (It’s also a good idea to pound the chicken breasts so they’re all even in thickness.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the marinade ingredients and mix together.
  3. Add the chicken breasts to the bowl and toss to make sure all pieces are coated evenly.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Pre-heat your grill to medium-high.
  6. Grill the chicken breasts until cooked through, about 7 minutes per side, depending on the heat of your grill.  The chicken is done when an instant read thermometer inserted into the middle of the breast hits 160°F.
  7. Remove from the grill and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes.  Don’t cut into the chicken immediately because all of the yummy juices will run out.  While the meat is resting the temperature will continue to rise to 165°F.
  8. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

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