Tequila Honey Lime Chicken

Tequila Honey Lime Chicken

Tequila Honey Lime Chicken - juicy chicken marinated in a smoky chipotle, a touch of honey and chili powder then finished with a super quick and fresh red pepper salsa!

Prep Time 4 hr
Cook Time 15 min
Total Time 4 hr, 15



  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tequila
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle in adobo sauce (or chipotle powder for gluten free)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 11/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic power
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • heaping 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Red Pepper Salsa:

  • 2 large red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (not packed)
  • Pinch Salt & Pepper
  • Pinch chile powder
  • To Serve
  • Cooked rice or quinoa


  1. Marinade: In a bowl or large ziploc bag, add the olive oil, honey, and seasonings. Mix well. Add the chicken and toss to completely cover. Seal bag or cover bowl with cling wrap and let marinade for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat. Add chicken and grill until cooked through or 165 degrees F.
  3. Set chicken on cutting board and let sit for 5 minutes to let the juices redistribute.
  4. Slice thin.
  5. Red Pepper Salsa: Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the salsa and set aside until chicken is done.
  6. To Serve, place sliced chicken on plate and top with salsa.
  7. Serve with cooked rice or quinoa, if desired.

Recipe Type: Dinner

Source : http://withsaltandwit.com/tequila-honey-lime-chicken/

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