Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tequila Lime Chicken

Good Sunday morning!   I have a short post this morning.  I record the Pioneer Woman's show every Saturday.  Last weekend she made this  Tequila Lime Chicken.  I drooled.   I ran out to buy some fresh chicken breasts, and made it right away.  I don't have the exact recipe for you, because we are up in Big Bear.  But you can go to her blog to get it.  It is also in cookbook number two.
Here is what you need.
You will be putting the cilantro and garlic and pepper, and lime juice into a food processor.  I  know it was 3 limes, 1 bunch cilantro, 1 jalapeno, but I used two because they were small, 5 or 6 cloves of garlic.  Pulse, then add 1/3 cup tequila, salt and stream in about 4-5 T of olive oil.
Put three breast into one large ziplock bag and pour half of the marinade into bag, squeezing all air out before closing.  Do same for other three ziplock bags.  Place in fridge .all day or overnight.  I had intended to grill these on the outdoor grill.  But Greg had to go to something for work that night, and it was only me, so I cooked them on my indoor cast iron Lodge grill.  I think Ree said she cooks them only a few minutes on each side.  But they needed more like 15 minutes each side for me, on a medium high heat.  Once you put them down, don't move them until it is time to flip!!!
I also made her rice to go with this.  It was incredible!!!
Her recipe calls for one can of diced tomatoes and one can of Rotel.  I didn't have any Rotel, but I did have two cans of nice fire roasted tomatoes, and I thought these were a very flavorful addition.
I used two cups of long grain rice, one onion, a couple cloves of garlic.  Dice onion and press garlic, and saute in a heavy duty deep pot.  I used a dutch oven.  Add two cups of rice, and brown on medium heat, stirring frequently.   Then add your chicken broth.  I think I started with 2 cups, but used almost a whole large carton.  This makes a big pot of rice.  Add your tomatoes and can of green chilies.  I think a
bit of salt.   Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low and cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, adding more if needed.
I ate alone, but it was oh so good!!!!  I wound up freezing the other three chicken breasts for later.
I can't tell you how flavorful this meal was!!  The chicken was moist and tender.  The rice was so yummy with those fire roasted tomatoes and green chilis in there.  If I had others with me for dinner, I would have served this with a nice salad and some crusty bread.  I also think that this chicken, sliced across the grain this way, would be wonderful served over a bed of greens for a nice lunch!   I had this for dinner, and then for lunch the next day.  YUM!  I sent the third one home with Drew and he loved it too.
Make will love it!!!
We are going to go catch some fish now on the lake!
XO  Kris


Grayseasailor said...

Yummy looking! Thanks for posting, Kris. Happy fishing! Gracie x

by Teresa said...

You got your cooking mojo back! I didn't miss the correlation of having Drew there to share it, either. I'm so happy for you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Sounds Yummy!! I just love my dutch oven, I actually have 4 of them and use them every day:) Who could cook without one?? Hope you catch the "big one".

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kris, We must have watched the same episode; I just love Rhee. I think I'll get her cookbooks for my girls birthday presents. Thanks for sharing this-you make me want to try it; I also want to try her Cream Brulee.
Have a great Sunday.

Cheryl said...

I can't wait to try this...looks yummy and delic!!! Bet you guys got some thunder and lightning up there. Thundering here like crazy right now!!!

Nana Go-Go said...

I don't know who the Pioneer Woman is but I think you've got a head start on her cooking abilities! That chicken dish is very tasty's on the menu for this week, that's for sure!Have a great fishin' week, my friend.

From the Kitchen said...

I just picked up chicken breasts and a bag of limes--must have read your mind on this one. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.


Mereknits said...

It looks fantastic, and like there is plenty for all of us to join you. Sometimes making something delicious and eating it all by yourself is so fantastic. Glad you are having a great time,

Joolzmac said...

I am waiting for Ree's 2nd book to arrive, as we speak, so can't wait to give this a try. I have a le Crueset dutch oven that I call Big Blue and love cooking in it. I wish I had it years ago.

Your vacation on the lake looks heavenly"

Cheers - Joolz

Savvy Seasons said...

Kris, this looks so delish! I am going to go in my kitchen and make this for dinner, thank you! XO ~Liz

Eileen said...

Looks like another wonderful dish. At least you had the opportunity to try it before any one else and just savor the moment and knowing how good it will taste to them.
Hope you all catch some fish. Looks like a beautiful place to be.
hugs, Eileen

Pammy Sue said...

You've got me wanting that rice dish really bad! The chicken looks and sounds great too. Still at the lake, huh? I know you're having a great time.

The Marlboro Woman said...

Hi there! Really cute blog. I read with curiosity about your fascination with Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman. I was wondering if you realized she lifts most of her recipes from church and community cookbooks and fails to credit her sources. In fact, Drummond has been embroiled in not one but two plagiarism scandals in 2012 alone. The Tequila-Lime Chicken is a recipe widely available on any number of websites. If you care to read more about Drummond and her fake little ol' ranch wife schtick, I invite you to read my blog, The Marlboro Woman. We have all the details and more,

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

As far as I am concerned anything with LIME is a keeper. Great ideas here. Hey, officially off all BP meds, hooray. Holding stead at a good 117/76 with pulse of 73. Feeling so much better too. Off for another ride in the morning. PB today of 19 miles lots of hills too. Ya-Hoo.

Jann Olson said...

Yum Kris, this looks and sounds yummy. I have heard of the Pioneer Woman but haven't checked her out. Must do so! Hope you caught a big one, fish that is!

Susanne said...

Looks yummy Kris. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I made that same combo on Labor Day and it was yummy. I used the Rotel and it was a little spicy for me but still delicious. I kept eating it even though my nose was The leftover chicken turned into chicken pesto sandwiches the next day. Enjoy your time in the mountains. It's still scorching down here!

priscilla said...

Looks great, Going to have to make that ! Have that episode on the dvr ..need to watch it !

Lynne said...

I tried the rice, it's amazing! Now have to try the chicken. Gotta get that second book. I've about worn the first one out!

Robyn said...

Wow! That looks amazingly delicious! Thank you for posting this.. I want to try this chicken and the rice. I hope it's OK that I want to put your button on my blog because I do enjoy reading your blog an I know others would too :)

Grammy Staffy said...

The chicken looks so good and so does the rice. Glad that you had a nice trip to big bear. What fun. Hugs, Lura

lovestitch said...

It looks so yummy!! You made me hungry!! :) Thank you for the recipe.
You have a great day!
Hugs, LS
P.S.: So glad you had a wonderful 33rd anniversary!!!

Nicolle said...

Oh my word, what's up with that "spam" comment above regarding PW. Wow. What is wrong with this world?!


this recipe looks good, I LOVE PW, and I will for sure be making this.


Just a little something from Judy said...

I can't wait to make this recipe. I know our family will like it. Your pictures make it look irresistable.