25 Hearty, Delicious CHICKEN TEQUILA


Tequila Chicken



Ingredients to cook Chicken Tequila

2 tablespoons canola or olive oil, plus 3 tablespoons
1/8 cup finely chopped red onion
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 dashes cayenne pepper (less than 1/8 teaspoon)
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 pound (2 large half breasts) boneless skinless chicken breast; sliced
completely in half making 4 pieces
1-ounce tequila
4 ounces shredded Colby Jack cheese

Optional garnish (2 tablespoons each serving):

1 small red onion, diced (use remainder of onion for marinade)
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 whole green onion, chopped
1 curly “Mexican” pepper or cubano, diced
1 sprig fresh cilantro leaves
Salsa picante
Sour cream, in a squeeze bottle
1 tablespoon sliced black olives
1 lemon and lime, cut in thin wedges

Steps to cook Chicken Tequila

Step 1  to cook Chicken Tequila
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a bowl, place 2 tablespoons canola oil, all marinade ingredients, & chicken, and combine thoroughly.

Step 2 to cook Chicken Tequila

In a large saute cooking pan, heat 3 tablespoons canola oil over medium-high to high heat.

Step 3 to cook Chicken Tequila

Place the coated chicken breasts in the hot pan & sear on one side until golden brown for about one minute.

Step 4 to cook Chicken Tequila

Turn and dry the other position for a a couple of seconds more, & sizzle w/ the tequila.

Step 5 to cook Chicken Tequila

Transfer seared chicken breasts to a lightly greased sheet cooking pan and bake in oven for about 10 minutes until fully cooked.

Step 6 to cook Chicken Tequila

Take Out chicken from oven and top with the chopped cheese.

Step 7 to cook Chicken Tequila

Put back in the oven for only a minute to melt the cheese and Take Out.

Serve & enjoy!
Make it Supreme!

Step 8 to cook Chicken Tequila

Before serving, top with sour cream, salsa picante, & other vegetables for garnish.

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