Tequila Lime Chicken

  • Servings : 1 or 2

Similar in its tex-mex style as the fiesta chicken this recipe is slightly more intensive, but again, with great effort you get great rewards.


  • 1 or 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup teriyaki sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon tequila
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing
  • 3 Tablespoons chunky salsa
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar/Monterey Jack cheese blend


Step 1

Marinate by combineing the water, teriyaki sauce, lime juice, garlic, liquid smoke, salt, ginger and tequila in a medium nonporous glass bowl and mix all together. Add chicken and turn to coat; cover bowl and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

Step 2

To make the Mexi-Ranch dressing combine the ranch dressing, salsa, chili powder and salt in a medium bowl and mix well until smooth. Cover bowl and chill until needed.

Step 3

Preheat oven to Grill/Broil.

Step 4

Remove chicken from marinade, discarding any remaining marinade. Grill/broil chicken for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through and juices run clear.

Step 5

Arrange cooked chicken on a baking sheet. Spread a layer of Mexi-Ranch dressing over each piece of chicken, followed by a layer of the cheese blend. Broil in preheated oven for 2 to 3 minutes, or just until cheese has melted.

Step 6

Serve hot with salsa and a margarita.

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