Thomas J. Story
AuthorJanet Hubbard, Santa Rosa, CA,
Create an amazing blend of flavors for grilled chicken breasts by marinating the chicken in a mixture of tequila, fresh lime juice, fresh ginger and dried chipotle chile.  Use the reserved marinade to stir into whipped cream for a  rich and savory topping. You can substitute 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus 2 teaspoons minced garlic for the garlic-infused olive oil.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Pound chicken to 1/4-inch thickness. In a shallow dish, whisk oil, tequila, lime juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire, ginger, chile, and salt. Reserve 1/3 cup of this marinade, then put the chicken in dish, turn to coat, and marinate 30 minutes.

Step 2
2

Grill chicken on a charcoal or gas grill over medium heat (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 inches above grill level only 4 to 5 seconds), turning once, until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes total.

Step 3
3

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, simmer reserved marinade until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the cream, then remove from heat. Serve chicken drizzled with sauce and garnished with cilantro, if you like. Serve extra sauce and a green salad on the side.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

5

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
 1/2 cup garlic-infused olive oil (see notes)
 2 tablespoons each tequila and fresh lime juice
 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce
 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
 1 teaspoon ground dried chipotle chile
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  Chopped cilantro (optional)

Directions

Step 1
1

Pound chicken to 1/4-inch thickness. In a shallow dish, whisk oil, tequila, lime juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire, ginger, chile, and salt. Reserve 1/3 cup of this marinade, then put the chicken in dish, turn to coat, and marinate 30 minutes.

Step 2
2

Grill chicken on a charcoal or gas grill over medium heat (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 inches above grill level only 4 to 5 seconds), turning once, until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes total.

Step 3
3

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, simmer reserved marinade until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the cream, then remove from heat. Serve chicken drizzled with sauce and garnished with cilantro, if you like. Serve extra sauce and a green salad on the side.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

5

Makes 4 servings

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