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Grilled Fusion Chicken

Total Time
1 hr

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.

Grilled Fusion Chicken

Thomas J. Story
 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)
Step 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

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

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

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 383Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g45%

Saturated Fat 7.7g39%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 498mg21%
Total Carbohydrate 1.5g1%

Dietary Fiber 0.1g1%
Protein 28g57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.