By Jodee Weiland
Anyone who knows me knows I love spicy meals and hot peppers. Give me a little habanero sauce on my eggs or add it to a sauce for chicken, and I’m in heaven. Add hot giardiniera to my Italian beef sandwich, and I’m happy. I would say I am as happy as a clam, but seriously, I’m not sure how happy clams are or where that expression even came from years ago. Nonetheless, my point is this…I love spicy food, so I decided to try something different with chicken, and the result is my Sweet Spicy Tequila Lime Chicken with Sriracha. I was thinking about a tequila lime marinade for chicken and the more I thought about it, the more I thought I would like it even better if it were a spicy tequila lime marinade. Immediately, I thought what could be better than adding sriracha hot chili sauce to what I had already planned to put in my tequila lime marinade. That sounded really good to me, so I kept tugging at that thread and decided to go a step further with it. I decided to add honey to the marinade to give it the spicy sweet flavor I wanted. I love sweet and spicy when done right, so why not? That’s when the whole idea came together finally, and it turned out great! Sweet Spicy Tequila Lime Chicken with Sriracha
2 to 4 boneless chicken breasts
1/4 cup tequila
3/4 cup lime juice (fresh or all natural)
2 tablespoons organic honey
1 to 1 and 1/2 tablespoons sriracha hot chili sauce (vary according to desired heat)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Sea salt to taste
Mix together the tequila, lime juice, honey, sriracha sauce, garlic, and sea salt. Blend together thoroughly, and then microwave for about five minutes. Put the chicken breasts in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Cover and put in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn the chicken breasts, cover the dish, and let it marinade for 20 minutes longer. Once done, grill the chicken on your barbecue, basting it with the marinade from time to time.
When the Sweet Spicy Tequila Lime Chicken with Sriracha is cooked, serve with a vegetable of your choice. We like Grilled Balsamic Asparagus or Grilled Zucchini with our Sweet Spicy Tequila Lime Chicken with Sriracha. Another favorite is Grilled Corn on the Cob when we can get it fresh at the farmer’s market. Any of these sides will go great with this meal. This chicken is delicious and will definitely be loved by those of you who like spicy like me. If you don’t like spicy, you can leave the sriracha sauce out and skip the spicy. Either way, I think you will find this recipe to be full of flavor, so enjoy!