Tequila Lime Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Tequila Lime Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Tequila Lime Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by oodalali

Makes 4 servings



Delicious! Nutritional information is including the chips, not the tortilla strips. I like to exclude the chips/strips alltogether and put the chicken on a bed of lettuce for lower calories.

Recipe Ingredients for Tequila Lime Chicken

1 cup water
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
3 teaspoons minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon tequila
28 oz (4) boneless skinless chicken breast fillets
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1 tablespoon 1% milk
3 teaspoons minced tomato
1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon minced canned jalapeno slices (nacho slices)
1 teaspoon minced onion
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco pepper sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
1 dash garlic powder
1 dash ground black pepper
1 cup shredded monteray jack and cheddar cheese blend
8 oz tortilla chips, crumbled (or 2 cups fried tortilla strips)

Recipe Directions for Tequila Lime Chicken

  1. Prepare marinade by combining first nine ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the chicken to the bowl, cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours.

  2. Make the mexi-ranch dressing by combining all of the remaining ingredients, excluding the cheese and chips, in a medium bowl. Mix well until smooth, then cover dressing and chill it until needed.

  3. When you are ready to prepare the entree, preheat the oven to high broil. Also, preheat your barbecue or indoor grill to high heat. When the grill is hot cook the marinated chicken breasts for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until they're done.

  4. Arrange the cooked chicken in a baking pan. Spread a layer of mexi-ranch dressing over each piece of chicken (you'll have plenty left over), followed by 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese blend. Broil the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes, or just until the cheese has melted.

  5. Spread a bed of 1/2 cup of the tortilla strips or 2 oz crumbled corn chips on each of four plates. Slide a chicken breast onto the chips on each plate. Top with lettuce, green onions, cilantro, tomatoes, and serve with your choice of rice, and pico de gallo, or salsa.

  6. Just be sure you don't marinate the chicken longer than the 3 to 4 hours, or the citric acid in the lime juice may toughen the chicken. The bed of crispy corn tortilla strips can be easily cloned with crumbled store-bought corn chips, but if you want strips like those served at the restaurant, just follow the "tidbits" below. Serve this dish with your choice of rice (Spanish rice is recommended), along with some pico de gallo or salsa on the side.

  7. Tidbits

  8. Crumbling store-bought tortilla chips is the easy way to make the bed of crunchy chips that the tequila lime chicken rests on. But, you can make tortilla strips like those served at the restaurant by cutting a stack of eight 6-inch corn tortillas in half. Stack the halves on top of each other and slice the tortillas into thin strips. Fry the tortilla strips in 2 cups of oil preheated in a large skillet for 3-5 minutes or until crispy. Salt lightly and cool on paper towels to drain.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, American-Southwestern, Mexican

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 419.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
542
Calories from Fat
156
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.3g
27%
Saturated Fat
6.1g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
133mg
44%
Sodium
1739mg
72%
Potassium
239mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
38.0g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3.8g
15%
Sugars
6.4g
Protein
59.9g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 29% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
    Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Contains alcohol
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