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Tequila Lime Chicken

Tequila Lime Chicken




Ingredients

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs deboned chicken thighs (click to learn how) skin-on
3 cloves garlic minced
Lime wedges for garnishing
Chopped cilantro for garnishing

Marinade:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup tequila
2 tablespoons lime juice
3 dashes cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt or more to taste


Instructions

Preheat oven to 400F. Rub the garlic onto the chicken meat. Give it a good rub all over the meat and the skin.
Whisk all the Marinade ingredients together in a big bowl, mix well. Add the chicken into the Marinade, stir to coat well. Marinate for 15 minutes but best for 2 hours.

Heat up a skillet and pan-fry the chicken with the skin-side down until slightly browned. Turn over and pan-fry the other side of the chicken until slightly browned.

Transfer the skillet into oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the the skin nicely browned. Broil the chicken for 1 minute or until the skin is nicely charred (as pictured). Transfer the chicken and the juice that seeps out after baking to a serving platter, squirt some fresh lime juice and garnish with cilantro, serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Make sure you use an oven-safe skillet or pan before baking the chicken in the oven. You may also grill the chicken. For the chicken, you can use boneless and skinless chicken breast/chicken thighs or bone-in chicken thighs.

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