"This awesome marinade for chicken, chicken wings or flank steak has a taste of Mexico with a hint of Texas. It's definitely a must for the grill!" — DALEANDESTELL
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liquid smoke flavoring
chopped fresh cilantro
Great marinade! I used minced garlic vs. garlic powder and used this for chicken kabobs. I let this marinate for 8 hours and skewered some red and green peppers, onion, and cherry tomatoes. I grilled this over charcoal and it came out great. I served this with "Lime Cilantro Rice" from this site.
All we could taste was the smoke. Next time I think I will add real garlic and real onion and leave the smoke out.
I made this with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. It was very easy to make and was delicious. I also marinated overnight.
I didn't have any onion powder and used less garlic powder, cayenne pepper and no liquid smoke. I marinated the chicken breasts overnight and they turned out really well! We could taste all of the flavor components except the cilantro, which I'll probably leave out next time. And there will be a next time! Thanks!
I wasn't going to be grilling my chicken, so I didn't use the liquid smoke, but other than that followed exactly; I marinaded the chicken overnight then used it to make jalapeno chicken. Awesome!
What a great marinade! I used a Mesquite flavored liquid smoke, and cut the lime down a little, as I'm not a huge fan. Also omitted the cilantro for the same reason. We used it for both beef and chicken for a fajita bar - then added a little cornstarch to make a sort of spicy gravy for those that wanted it. YUMMY!
I made this minus the liquid smoke as I did not have any and used fresh garlic vs. the powder. I used it on a pork tenderloin and it was very good. Thank you for the recipe!
I made this last night as a marinade for chicken wings. I took some of the reviewer's comments and used fresh onion and garlic instead of the powders. I also decreased the liquid smoke to 2tsp instead of 2T because I was afraid it would be too smoky and that we wouldn't like it. At first taste of the marinade alone, I didn't like it at all. All I could taste was the tequila. I was afraid to move forward with my dish, but I did anyway. I was pleasantly surprised while grilling them that they looked and smelled amazing. One bite and I was hooked! I will continue to make this and try it with other meats as well. I'm so glad I didn't go with my first impression of the marinade. The alcohol just needed to burn off and what's left is dang good! :-)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Smokey Tequila-Lime Marinade
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 123
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