Monday, April 28, 2008

Tequila Chicken

Recipe: Tequila Chicken

Marinade:
2 tablespoons canola or olive oil, plus 3 tablespoons
1/8 cup finely chopped red onion
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 dashes cayenne pepper (less than 1/8 teaspoon)
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 pound (2 large half breasts) boneless skinless chicken breast; sliced
completely in half making 4 pieces
1-ounce tequila
4 ounces shredded Colby Jack cheese

Garnishes: Diced red onion, bell pepper, green pepper, green onion, cilantro leaves, salsa, sour cream, black olives, lemon or lime wedges.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a bowl, place 2 tablespoons canola oil, all marinade ingredients, and chicken, and mix thoroughly.

In a large saute pan, heat 3 tablespoons canola oil over medium-high to high heat. Place the coated chicken breasts in the hot pan and sear on one side until golden brown for about 1 minute. Turn and sear the other side for a few seconds more, and sizzle with the tequila.

Transfer seared chicken breasts to a lightly greased sheet pan and bake in oven for about 10 minutes until fully cooked.

Remove chicken from oven and top with your choice of garnishes (our choices were: sour cream, black olives, salsa, and lime wedges).

This was soo good. Our twist: cut some tortillas into thin strips and fry or bake them, place under the chicken. Don't forget to make some margaritas!!! Mmm.


5 comments:

Stephanie said...

okay that looks so good and the tortilla strips were a brilliant idea! I will let you know if I try it. Might have to head to the store

caitlyn said...

Mmm this does look good! Come into Tahoe Joe's again when I am all trained and I'll serve you margaritas and chicken! Nothing like this though....

And about your comment...I am scared! Haha I had a dream about it last night and I couldn't sleep because I'm like stressing about it. I've never done anything close to serving before besides Jamba, which is not even close. But hey mo money, mo problems I guess :)

Morgan said...

Okay, I want that.

Working Girl Two said...

this looks like the perfect meal for cinco de mayo!

Talia said...

oh yum. This looks really delish! I think my hubby would LOVE this dish, so I'm definitely going to try it.