It is warm in New England, which means, it is finally grilling season! Thank god for that because boring chicken breast tastes best when grilled. Here is a fun marinade for chicken tenders which I adapted (a.k.a made a smaller batch) from Ina Garten’s recipe. As long as you have all the ingredients, it is super easy!
8-10, boneless, skinless chicken tenders
1/4 cup tequila
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 Tbsp of chili powder
1/2 Tbsp of minced garlic
1 jalapeno, diced (remove the seeds if you don’t want it to be spicy)
1 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of black pepper
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl or large measuring cup.
Pour the marinade over the chicken in a zip-top plastic bag and marinate in the fridge for 4-6 hours.
Bring the chicken to room temperature and grill till cooked through.
I like to serve this particular chicken with a salad/salsa made with black beans, corn, avocado, tomatoes, bell peppers, and scallions. I like to dress this salad/salsa with a little bit of lime juice (prevents the avocados from browning), salt, and pepper.
Serve the chicken hot and the salad at room temperature. I would recommend eating this meal outside with a cold margarita!!