Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Recipe Three: Margarita Chicken

Chefs love alcohol.  If you've never watched Top Chef (on Bravo TV) before, I think you are missing out big time.  I think one of my favorite quotes from the show is, "you're not cooking until you're drinking."  I was reminded of this quote earlier today, and thought I would share my first (of many to come) recipes with alcohol.

Margarita Chicken
Makes 3 servings


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup margarita mix
  • 2/3 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chicken seasoning
  1. Place all ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag.  Squeeze out all the air and massage the bag to combine the ingredients.  Refrigerate for at least one hour (overnight is best).
  2. Preheat grill to medium.  Remove chicken from the bag and grill until cooked through.
  3. Serve hot. You can garnish with baby arugula and lime if you want.

Nutrition Information
  • 217 calories
  • 6g carbohydrates
    • 0g dietary fiber
    • 4g sugars
  • 2.5g fat
  • 20g protein
I love this recipe (and it actually tastes like a margarita!!).  It has been thoroughly tested on college students.  At one of our huge dinners for the Dean's Scholars, it was completely devoured.  More on cooking for the Dean's Scholars soon, as we have our end-of-year dinner coming up in less than 2 weeks!! Hope y'all enjoy!

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