Charcoal Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

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Flavorful, juicy and delicious tequila lime chicken served with coconut lime rice. Easy and quick dinner idea. It has lots of citrusy flavor.

Charcoal Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

Recipe by Sweet ZivileCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy


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  • 4 1/2 lbs. of chicken drumsticks or any other parts you prefer

  • 2 tbsp. of sea salt

  • 1 tbsp. of black pepper

  • 1 tbsp. of Szechuan pepper flakes or 1/2 tbsp. of red chili flakes

  • 1 head of garlic, pressed or finely grated

  • 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro, more for serving

  • 1/2 cup of tequila

  • 3 limes, both juice and zest, more limes for serving

  • 1/4 cup of honey

Let’s make it

  • Mix all the ingredients together and let is sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. The ideal would be for 4-6 hours.
  • Preheat the charcoal grill to 450-500 F and grill the chicken flipping occasionally until it reaches internal temperature at least 165 F.
  • Serve with lime wedges and coconut lime rice or your favorite salad.
  • Enjoy!

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