Tequila Chicken

Tequila Chicken

I’m always looking for simple, tasty dinner options.  For this meal, you marinate some chicken for a couple of hours with a combo of tequila, lime and some spices. Then you broil the chicken to lock in the moisture and create a nice, golden brown color.  Finally you broil it again with a creamy sauce and melted cheese.  Enjoy!

Tequila Chicken Tequila Chicken Marinade

Mix all of the marinade ingredients in a pyrex bowl with lid. I like to use these because they’re non porous so the marinade won’t linger in the glass bowl and the lid is an added bonus.Tequila Chicken Marinating

Add the chicken into the marinade.  Try and arrange them so they’re under the liquid. Marinating

For an added seal, I put saran wrap over the bowl.

Tequila Chicken Marinating

Then I put the lid over the saran wrap. Now let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.Tequila Chicken ready for the Broiler

Once you’re ready to cook, get the chicken out of the refrigerator and turn the oven on high broil.

tequila chicken ready for the broiler

I don’t have a real broil pan so I used a grill pan flipped over and in a baking pan instead.  Tequila Chicken Broiling

Next, broil the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165. For my oven this was 20 minutes, flipping the chicken after 10 minutes to get an even char on both sides. Tequila Chicken Sauce

While the chicken is broiling, mix together the sauce. Just throw all of the herbs, spices and liquids in a bowl and whisk it together. Finished Tequila Chicken Sauce

Here’s the finished sauce. tequila Chicken Broiled

Here’s the chicken after broiling.

Tequila Chicken in Casserole Dish

For the next stage, grab a glass baking dish and arrange the chicken into it. Tequila Chicken with Sauce

Pour the sauce over the chicken. Try and cover them as evenly as you can.Tequila Chicken with Cheese

Of course no keto recipe is complete without cheese, so go ahead and drench the chicken with some shredded cheddar cheese.  Then throw it back in the oven on broil until the cheese melts, likely 2-3 minutes. Finished Tequila Chicken

And there you have it!  This chicken was super moist and the flavoring was awesome!

Tequila Chicken
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 1 Breast
  • Calories: 445
  • Fat: 22
  • Carbohydrates: 2
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 60
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Ingredients
  • Marinade
  • 1 Cup Water
  • ¼ Cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Liquid Smoke
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 50 mL Tequila (1 Shot)
  • 6 Chicken Breasts
  • Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ Cup Sour Cream
  • ¼ Cup Tomato Sauce (or Salsa)
  • 1 Tbsp Heavy Cream
  • ¼ tsp Dried Parsley
  • ¼ tsp Frank's Hot Sauce
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Dried Dill
  • ¼ tsp Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • 6 Oz. Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Mix together marinade ingredients
  2. Add chicken to marinade and let sit, refrigerated, for 2-3 hours
  3. Place on a broiler pan and broil on high for 20 minutes, flipping after 10 minutes
  4. Check to make sure meat is done, aka at least 165 degrees
  5. Place meat in a casserole dish and cover with sauce and cheese
  6. Broil on high again for 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly
Notes
I didn't include the marinade in the nutrition info because most of it is discarded so you'll have to decide how you calculate it.
 

5 comments

  1. This looks delicious! :)

  2. Sounds delicious. Just printed it out to try soon.

  3. Well, didn’t have liquid smoke, so I grilled the marinated chicken with some hickory chips…..FANTASTIC!

    My wife and son swear they taste JUST LIKE our favorite chicken enchilada recipe….minus all the carbs, of course. This one is a winner!

  4. Oh wow! I made this for dinner last night and it blew me and my fiancee away! Extremely tasty, the chicken was moist and juicy and the sauce just obliterated my taste buds with it’s flavor. Will definitely make again. Thank you!

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