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Tequila-Lime Chicken Grilled

This dish has quickly become a “fave” of the “fam” (kid-speak). Easy and healthy recipe; we have also made it with fish and beef. Equally delicious! Serve with polenta, and bean salsa.

Tequila-Lime Chicken Grilled

Servings 4


  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs (use breast if you prefer)
  • 2 fresh whole limes cut in half
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 package premade garlic flavored polenta from supermarket
  • Unsalted butter
  • Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa See recipe next page
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese for garnish


  • Day before, or as many hours before cooking as possible 
  • Mix the lime juice, tequila, paprika, garlic pepper, plenty of salt, and black pepper. 
  • Put the chicken in a glass bowl, and pour the mixture over. 
  • Refrigerate
  • Next day
  • Prepare a gas, electric, or charcoal grill. 
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked throughout (you can also broil of pan-fry the chicken).Remove from heat, set aside, and keep warm.
  • Slice the polenta into ¼ inch slices. In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Fry the polenta slices for about 1 minute on each side, or until they are crispy, golden brown. Place the slices in a single layer, on a baking sheet in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  • To serve, place chicken on each dinner plate. 
  • Add the polenta slices and top them with salsa. 
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top of dish. Serve immediately.
  • Notes


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