Tequila Citrus Marinade for Poultry

by | May 20, 2007 | Poultry, Sauces & Dressings | 0 comments


1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup tequila
4 garlic cloves ; sliced
1 jalapeno pepper ; minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup minced cilantro ; (optional)
1 teaspoon kosher salt + salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon pepper + pepper to taste
1 cup olive oil


Whisk all ingredients in a bowl except the olive oil. In a slow stream, whisk in olive oil until well combined. Pour over chicken, cover and marinate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Remove chicken and wipe off excess herbs or peppers. Season with additional salt and pepper.

Move marinade to a small saucepan, and bring to a vigorous boil over high heat for 5 minutes.

Grill according to the recipe, using the boiled marinade to baste chicken during cooking.

Yields enough for 1 chicken