Monday, December 17, 2007

25 Days of Recipes Day 16 and 17

It's going to be a crazy week so I am just going to post these real quick!

Day 17- I think this recipe would be fantastic for Christmas Eve dinner !! My MIL emailed me this recipe a while ago and I just haven't gotten around to making it yet, it does some delicious though! Let me know how it is if you make it !

Margarita Chicken Breasts

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Margarita Marinade:
1/4 cup tequila
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon minced cilantro
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small fresh jalapeno pepper, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

Arrange the chicken in a single layer in a nonreactive dish. Mix the
Marinade ingredients together, and pour the mixture over the chicken.
Cover the chicken, and refrigerate it 8 hours or overnight. Turn it
At least once.

Fire up enough charcoal to form a single layer of coals beneath the
Breasts, and heat the coals until they are covered with gray ash.
Drain the chicken, reserving the marinade in a small saucepan. Cook
The chicken, uncovered, over medium-hot coals until it is cooked
Through, basting it with some of the marinade. Let the chicken sit
For 5 to 10 minutes after it cooks. Meanwhile, bring the reserved
Marinade to a boil, and boil it for at least 4 minutes, reducing the
Liquid slightly. Taste it, and adjust the seasoning. Cut each chicken
Breast into thin slices, arrange them on a platter or individual
Plates, and top them with the sauce made from the marinade. Serve the
Breasts hot.


Jen Sue Wild said...

Ohhh the chicken sounds devine.. I will have to try it!!!