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Tequila Lime Chicken

Yields1 ServingPrep Time2 hrsCook Time15 minsTotal Time2 hrs 15 mins

Similar in its tex-mex style as the fiesta chicken this recipe is slightly more intensive.

 1 or 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
 ½ cup water
 ⅓ cup teriyaki sauce or soy sauce
 2 tablespoons lime juice
 2 teaspoons minced garlic
 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
 1 teaspoon tequila
 ½ teaspoon salt
 ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Salsa Ranch Dressing
 ¼ cup ranch dressing
 3 Tablespoons chunky salsa
 ½ cup shredded Cheddar/Monterey Jack cheese blend

Marinate by combineing the water, teriyaki sauce, lime juice, garlic, liquid smoke, salt, ginger and tequila in a medium nonporous glass bowl and mix all together. Add chicken and turn to coat; cover bowl and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.


To make the Mexi-Ranch dressing combine the ranch dressing and salsa in a medium bowl and mix well until smooth. Cover bowl and chill until needed.


Preheat grill for high-heat and preheat oven to broil.


Remove chicken from marinade, discarding any remaining marinade. Grill chicken for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through and juices run clear and are no longer pink. Remove chicken from grill when done.


Arrange cooked chicken on a baking sheet. Spread a layer of Mexi-Ranch dressing over each piece of chicken, followed by a layer of the cheese blend. Broil in preheated oven for 2 to 3 minutes, or just until cheese has melted.


Serve hot with salsa, rice, and a margarita.

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