Chicken Margarita

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  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • juice of 3 limes
  • 10 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 3 lb chicken pieces
  • cup tequila, white or gold
  • cup water
  • fresh cilantro leaves (for garnish)


  1. In a large bowl, combine cumin, chili powder, lime juice, garlic, and 1 tsp olive oil. Marinate chicken pieces in this marinade for 20 minutes. In heavy skillet, heat remaining olive oil. Brown chicken pieces on all sides. Add marinade, tequila, and water. Cook for approximately 10 minutes. Transfer chicken pieces to a platter. Reduce sauce over high heat until it thickens to a good coating consistency, pour over chicken, and serve garnished with cilantro.
June 2010

This recipe is a personal recipe added by LVander and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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