5.04.2009

Tequila Lime Chicken Salad


So, tonight we had a Cinco de Mayo party on a plate!
This is my new favorite recipe! The flavors are so wonderful together!

Don't you love this plate! I got it from World Market! It was on sale for $1.49 so I just couldn't pass it up!



This is what went into the Chicken Marinade:
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 shots Tequila
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice from one lime
  • 1/2 of a jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
You will also need 10 chicken tenders.

Pour all of your ingredients into a large Ziploc bag and add your chicken. Marinade overnight. Cook on an outdoor grill or George Foreman Grill.


I also made a Pico de Gallo to go with the Tequila Lime Chicken.
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, chopped
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
Pour all of your ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine. Let stand for a bit while you cook your chicken so the flavors come together.

So, this is what went into the salad.

  • Tequila Lime Chicken
  • Lettuce
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Black Beans, warmed
  • Shredded Jack Cheese
  • Sliced Olives
  • Sour Cream
  • Crumbled Tortilla Chips
I also cooked up a little white rice with a 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, 1/4 cup petite diced tomatoes with green chilies and 1/4 cup sliced green onions.

I hope you love this too!

~Happy Cinco de Mayo!~

27 comments:

Sweta said...

Love the plate-it gives the dish such an ethnic touch.
The grape tomatoes look so good !!

Donna-FFW said...

Kim- This dish along with the pico de gallo sounds absolutely delicious. The marinade has so much intense flavor going on, what a perfect cinco de mayo choice.

Chow and Chatter said...

looks great

Kathy said...

Yummm, Tequila and lime are two of my favorite flavors in cooking!!! But if I have those two - I HAVE to have cilantro too!!!! I'm definitely gonna have to give this salad a try! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Sorry, just now saw that your cilantro was in your pico! My brain is gone - Guess I need to go to bed!!!! ;) lol...

Lora said...

that looks really good! I'll have to save it for later.

Mary said...

This looks and sounds delicious. Your photos are gorgeous.

MM said...

Yum! Great dinner idea.

Selba said...

This must be really yummy! Happy Cinco de Mayo :)

Chef E said...

That is quite a party on your plate, and there is still room for me right? I am from Texas and miss my beloved Tex-Mex foods, as well as traditional south American cuisine...so thanks for this post!

girlichef said...

This looks delicious...and YES, I love the plate :)

Ginger said...

Hey Kim

Love this dish and love the Pico de Gallo. The dish is so colorful and fresh. YUMMY!! I definitely putting this on the "must try" list.

Cathy said...

I love tequila/lime marinated chicken...I usually serve it on it's own, but adding it to a salad with pico de gallo sounds fabulous.

WhisperingWriter said...

Awesome plate :)

That looks delicious. Minus the olives. I think olives taste like feet.

Randi Troxell said...

looks super yummy but also... love that plate in the 1st photo, very cute!

teresa said...

Mmmm, I love all the cilantro! This looks so good, and the plate is adorable too!

Pam said...

I know I would LOVE this - it looks great. Happy Cinco de Mayo.

Suzi said...

Looks like a perfect Cinco de Mayo feast. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Mmmm! That looks super yummy!

Heidi said...

I love the plate. What a steal! This looks amazing :) as always.

momstheword said...

Boy you eat good at your house, lol!

Yeah, I was surprised to see servers on rollerskates! I can't imagine doing that without skates less much with them. I am a klutz and would drop everything!

Renuka said...

This looks delicious..

Mimi said...

Looks like a party on a plate!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Awww, man, I am feeling like I need this right now. Again, I just ate dinner.

Julia said...

First thing that I noticed was the kickin' plate! And then I noticed that we had falafel for dinner... which the kids hated.

But then I saw the Christopher Ranch garlic and thought....that came from just down the road from us! :)

Kristin said...

That sounds sooooooooo good. I have to wear a bridesmaid dress on Sat. so I'm on diet lockdown, but I am so going to try to make this next week!

Connie Weiss said...

That looks awesome! I love mexican food!

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