Tequila Lime Chicken

Serves 4

Note: From Meredith Deeds.

• 1/4 c. tequila

• 1/4 c. lime juice

• 1/4 c. orange juice

• Zest of 1 lime

• 4 garlic cloves, minced

• 2 tbsp. chili powder

• 1 tbsp. olive oil

• 2 tsp. honey

• 1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black ­pepper

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 lime, sliced into wedges, for serving, optional


In a 1-gallon freezer bag, combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, lime zest, garlic, chili powder, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper. Close the bag and shake it up a bit. Add the chicken breasts and turn the bag back and forth until the breasts are evenly coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Clean the grill and preheat to medium-high. Place the chicken breasts on the grill and brush any remaining marinade from the bag over top. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until the chicken is just done. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 290 Fat 13 g Sodium 260 mg

Carbohydrates 4 g Saturated fat 3 g Calcium 29 mg

Protein 36 g Cholesterol 98 mg Dietary fiber 1 g

Diabetic exchanges per serving: 5 lean meat