Tequila-Lime Chicken Skewers
"I love the culture of grilling. It creates an atmosphere that is festive but casual." ~ Bobby Flay
Who loves grilling season as much as I do? 🙋♀️
These Tequila Chili Lime Chicken Skewers are so simple and delicious for both a regular weeknight meal or for entertaining! They can also be adapted to be whole30 compliant by skipping the tequila. I think the tequila adds a smokiness and depth of flavor, but the chili/lime combo is always a winner. And if you aren't a tequila drinker, you can always buy one of the little airplane bottles so you have just enough for a couple batches of this marinade.
1 T tequila (omit for whole30)
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp minced garlic
½ tsp honey (optional, omit for whole30, you could also use coconut aminos here to cut the zing, but I love zing!)
Juice of 1 lime
Zest of ¼-½ of a lime
⅛ c oil of your choice (I used avocado)
Dash of s&p (taste test before adding to your chicken and bump up any flavor you prefer!)
Whisk all ingredients to combine. Add to evenly sliced chicken thighs (feel free to use chicken breasts instead) in a ziploc bag, and massage so all the chicken is coated. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour and up to overnight. Thread your chicken onto skewers and grill, flipping halfway, and cook until done (internal temp 165 degrees). Usually 3-5 minutes per side, but actual cooking time will depend on thickness of chicken and temp of grill. Let rest before serving. Serve with a simple avocado crema (mine was mashed avocado, s&p, mayo and a splash of almond milk). Enjoy!