Recipe by IIJUAN12
"This main dish stars chicken marinated in tequila that's then grilled, and topped with Texas Bean Salsa and splashed with lime juice. Apple juice can be substituted for the tequila if you choose, and the chicken can also be broiled."
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Texas Bean Salsa:
1 (15.5 ounce) can
black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15.5 ounce) can
black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 (15.5 ounce) can
whole kernel corn, drained
red onion, chopped
chopped green bell pepper
1 (4.5 ounce) can
diced green chilies, drained
ripe tomatoes, diced and drained
Italian-style salad dressing
chopped fresh cilantro
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Romaine lettuce leaves
cilantro leaves, for garnish
lime wedges, for garnish
I've been making a version of this for years,with a couple minor changes:I also add a bit of garlic powder to the marinade.And the TIME for marinating given here is,in my opinion,way too short.Marinating ANYTHING for only 10 minutes isn't going to impart much flavor,or tenderize meat at all.The chicken should be marinated for at least 3 hours,preferably longer,like 5 or 6.Other than that this is a great recipe.
The marinated chicken was amazingly good but I used apple juice instead of tequila and I didn't use the cilantro just because I didn't have any. My family and I were not too taken with the salsa but would definitely use the marinated chicken recipe again.
The black bean salsa was wonderful! I didn't use either green pepper or black eyed peas, and substituted oil and vinegar, salt and pepper for the Italian salad dressing (because I didn't have any of these, and sweet vidalia onion instead of red onion, and it was definitely a keeper! The chicken took longer than the recipe said but I had huge chicken breasts, so of course it would take longer to grill. I also marinated it longer than the 10 minutes it stated, about 4 hours, it needed that to get the flavor imparted to the meat. Yum!
Fabulous! The salsa seemed like lots until we all dished up! It was devoured by 3 teenage boys, my husband and me. You could double (or more) the lettuce...I chopped it up first so it was easier to eat. The marinade is enough for more chicken than listed. I sliced the chicken breasts in half to shorten the grilling time. Wish I'd marinated and cooked more for leftovers. Followed recipe for the most part (mixed spices with lime juice...didn't have tequila (or any other alcohol), but added a tequila lime dry marinade from Cabelas that I had in the cupboard to the lime juice and spices and only marinaded for about 20 minutes since the chicken was so thin) Also, I didn't have Italian dressing, so I just sprinkled in about 1 tsp. Italian seasoning and 1-2 TBSP each of vinegar and oil in the salsa (you could use more if you like Italian dressing). I made the salsa about 1/2 hour before dinner and it worked great. I don't know that waiting 6 hours is necessary. I did stir it every few minutes while it sat in the fridge. Will definitely make this again!
Fabulous! I made this on my stove-top grill pan. First I pan-grilled the chicken, then I added the vegetables on the other half of the pan after 10 minutes and heated the dish. It was great! You can eat this with Mexican Rice or in a wrap! Fantastic!- I did leave out the tequilla as I was serving this dish to young kids - Still came out great!
I substituted red wine vinegarette for the dressing and I always pound chicken fairly thin (or at least evenly thing) and then marinate at least overnight for maximum flavor.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fiesta Grilled Chicken
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 142
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