Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, the unofficial kick-off to summer here in Austin, fire up the grill for some Tequila marinated chicken. I mean why not? Plus, you probably already have most of the ingredients!
1 large chicken breast
Tequila (I used tequila blanca but gold tequila will work too)
Salt and Pepper
Start off by pouring about a tablespoon of olive oil over each side of the chicken breast. For all the marinade ingredients, be sure to get them on each side of the chicken.
Sprinkle a little kosher salt on.
Add cayenne pepper on each side.
Now for the fun part! Add about 2-3oz of tequila over each side of the chicken.
Squeeze the juice of half a lime on each side. Crack some fresh pepper over top and the chicken marinate in the fridge for at least 30min up to 2 hours.
After the chicken is finished marinating, fire up the grill!
I poured the extra marinade over top of the chicken on the grill. FYI this will cause the fire to flame up so be
Grill on each side of the chicken to at least 10 minutes on medium flame. Depending on the size and thickness of your chicken breast this could take longer.
My chicken got a little charred on the outside but it gave it a great fire grilled taste!
I served this chicken up with Elotes, an awesome Mexican street corn.
Happy Cinco de Mayo, y’all!