Memorial Day. It’s quickly approaching. Though gas prices will rise, a fabulous grilled meal should turn that frown upside down! Right? With this grilled masterpiece, absolutely.
Outside of tasting great, this recipe is also quick to come together – a 30-minute meal or less…depending on how well you multi-task 😉
Tequila-Glazed Grilled Chicken adapted from Cooking Light, June 2011
2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp chipotle chile powder
8 – 4-ounce chicken breasts
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup tequila
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp water
2 tsp grated lime rind
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper, or more to taste
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; rub evenly over chicken.
Bring the pineapple juice, tequila, and honey to a boil in a small saucepan; cook until reduced to 3/4 cup (about 10 minutes). Combine cornstarch and 2 teaspoons water in a small bowl, and stir well. Add cornstarch mixture to juice mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in lime rind, 3 tablespoons lime juice, and red pepper.
Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Cover and grill for 5 minutes on each side, basting occasionally with juice mixture. Cover and grill an additional 5 minutes on each side or until done, basting occasionally. Yield: 8 servings, 4 ounce breast.
Nutrition Information (per breast): 181 calories; 2.5 g. fat; 65 mg. cholesterol; 336 mg. sodium; 12.9 g. carbohydrate; 0 g. fiber; 23.1 g. protein
Result: Sweet, spicy, ooey, and gooey! The PERFECT addition to your grill or event! Enjoy![/print_this]
And with this Tequila-Glazed Grilled Chicken…asparagus. I have a long-standing history of over-cooking asparagus to the point of no return. Into the trash it goes. Luckily for me, I’m a much better griller than I am a roaster. 😀
A shot of Lily, hopeful that husband or I misses our mouths with bites of diner. That girl goes BANANAS over chicken…!
Question: You can only eat ONE grilled food for the rest of your life, what do you choose?
Weekend, where are you?
Yummers! Cooking Light has some awesome recipes this issue!
Hmmm…one grilled food…I would have to say a burger! Boring… I know 🙂
Not boring! Classic and delish!
Two words: BEER BRATS! 😉
Oh heavens yes!!!
Take me to Mexico please!
Bags packed? Lessssssgo!!!
I happen to have a bottle of tequila that someone brought us from Mexico! I will be trying this!
No coincidence there 😉
OMG…that chicken looks absolutely PERFECT!!! IDK…I think I like all things grilled…it would be hard to narrow it down to one. I DO love, love, love grilled peppers ( red, green, yellow) though.
Me too! Red Velvet cookies tomorrow, I think!! 🙂
Gorgeous photos! So when should I come over on Monday? 😉
I love grilled portobellas.
Have a great weekend!
I think I’m working Monday, stop by on Sunday 😉
This looks like the perfect summer meal! Yum!
I’m even more excited to make this recipe now!!! I like pretty much anything on the grill but my favorites are steak and pineapple. Mmm!
Grilled pineapple is uuhhhhmazing, yes!!
What an AWESOME use of tequila! That’s the most dangerous of alcohols to drink, in my opinion, but to eat? I’m all for it!
Amen, sister! 🙂
I am making this on Saturday! Looks perfect Nicole!
I hope you like it!
Yum!! That chicken sounds crazy good.
One grilled food? I dont know if I could choose, it would be some kind of vegetable for sure. Maybe asparagus.
I love the flavors in that chicken. My pick would most likely be grilled chicken-love it!
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OOOH…I saw the recipe you adapted from in Cooking Light! Can’t wait to give it a go. And make a margarita with some of that tequila! (oh, did I say that? I meant to just think that!) One grilled food for the rest of my life??? Hmm…maybe planked salmon? So good! Have a great day Nicole!
Quit reading my mind!!! If it wasn’t a hurried Tuesday that I made these, you better bet margaritas would’ve been involved 😉
That chicken looks amazing!
My favorite grilled food is grilled pineapple sprinkled w/ a touch of brown sugar and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I will not be seeing that though b/c our grill broke!
Broken grill!? EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY!!!
1 grilled food? Gosh, that’s hard! Maybe hamburgers?
Those flavours sound amazing.
…actually, all your flavour profiles sound amazing.
I love, love, love this chicken recipe – sadly, my husband can’t do spicy or sweet with meat – what gives?!
Grilled pizza – I could live off of that forever!
I love all BBQ….ribs, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs. YUM! I’m excited that it’s that season again, although you’d never know it here in Chicago. 45 degrees today! 🙁
I love the puppy! So darling! My son’s future in-laws are coming for a bba this weekend. I’m saving this recipe. My hubby is grilling ribs and I wanted some chicken. Perfect! Thank you and have a good holiday weekend.
I would choose grilled brussels sprouts, or romaine lettuce. 🙂
Wow, this chicken is smokin! The glaze looks perfect. I wonder if I can use vodka too…
This sounds so good – I love that it has pineapple juice!
I’ve made this twice already! Once with tequila and once without (used additional juice as suggested)… delicious! We had a BBQ last weekend and everyone (adults and kids) loved it!
Liz! So glad you liked it…and others, too!? Bonus! 🙂
Oh how i wish i had a grill (silly apartment living) I think I’ll be heading to the parent’s house to make this for sure sometime this summer.
One grilled food? STEAK!!!!!!!! I’m a meat-aholic