Tequila Grilled Chicken with Fresh Fruit Salsa

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Main Ingredient: Poultry
Menu Part: Entree
Cuisine Type: Latin
Serves: 4 portions

This dish marinates grilled chicken with tequila and tops it off with a fruit salsa made from pineapple, lime juice, onion and green or red pepper, which makes for a healthy option with a Latin twist.

Ingredients

For Chicken:
4 5-oz. chicken breasts
1 oz. tequila
1 oz.olive oil
1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

For Salsa:
1/3 fresh pineapple, diced small
1 small red onion, diced small
1 green or red pepper, diced small
1 tsp. garlic, chopped
1 tsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp. honey
½ tsp. Cajun seasoning
Juice of one lime
Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps

1. Toss chicken with tequila, oil, cilantro, salt and pepper.

2. Grill on charcoal or gas grill over medium heat, until internal temperature of 165°F is reached.

3. For salsa, mix all ingredients together, adjusting seasoning as desired. Top chicken with salsa and serve.

Chef’s notes: The chicken can be marinated for up to 24 hours, and the salsa can be made up to 24 hours in advance. The rceips also would work well with fish such as tilapia, salmon or tuna, and the salsa would be good with barbecued pork as well.

Recipe by Tim Fetter, Parkhurst Dining Services