These are not the cleanest ingredients, since there is tequila and orange juice... but use
fresh OJ and the alcohol will burn off. This is a delicious recipe, but don't forget to marinade it overnight! Your Cinco de Mayo guests will love this!
1/2 cup gold tequila
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (5 to 6 limes)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeno pepper (1 pepper seeded)
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic (3 cloves)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 whole (6 split) boneless skinless chicken breasts
Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, chili powder, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt, and
pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken breasts. Refrigerate overnight.
Heat a grill with coals and brush the rack with oil to prevent the chicken from sticking.
Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade, sprinkle well with salt and pepper, and grill
them for about 5 minutes, until nicely browned.
Turn the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes, until just cooked through. Remove from
the grill to a plate.
Cover tightly and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.