Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Taco Salad
Grilled tequila lime chicken taco salad is the ultimate simple recipe for those warm summer nights. The creamy avocado dressing and grilled chicken flavors are amazingly delicious.
- TEQUILLA MARINADE:
- 4 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless fillets
- Juice of 2 limes (1/2 cup)
- 1/3 cup Tequila
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced or crushed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 4 cups Romaine lettuce leaves, chopped (or Cos lettuce)
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
- 4 mini tortilla wraps
- AVOCADO DRESSING:
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and seed removed
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
- 1/4 reserved Tequila Marinade (see instructions below)
- Salt, to taste
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 40mins
In a large, shallow bowl, whisk marinade ingredients together to combine. Pour out 1/4 cup of the marinade into a jug or cup, and refrigerate to use later in the avocado cream dressing.
Add the chicken fillets to the marinade in the bowl, and marinade for two hours if time allows (or overnight).
Heat about one teaspoon of oil in a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat and grill chicken fillets on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through (grill in batches to prevent excess water being released.) Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest.
Wipe pan over with paper towel; drizzle with another teaspoon of oil and fry pepper strips until cooked to your liking.
While chicken and peppers are cooking, combine the avocado, yogurt (or sour cream), reserved tequila marinade, and salt to taste in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add a couple tablespoons of water or milk to make it thinner in consistency if needed.
Optional: Warm tortillas on another pan over low heat until soft and warmed through. Transfer to warmed plates and cut into strips.
Slice chicken and prepare salad with leaves, peppers, tomatoes and chicken. Drizzle with the avocado dressing and serve with lime wedges and taco strips.