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Grilled Chicken With Hot 'N' Spicy Tequila-Orange Marinade

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  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped onion 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Jalapeno peppers 4 , seeded and chopped
  Oranges 4 , peeled and sliced
  Orange juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tequila 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped fresh rosemary 2 Teaspoon
  Minced fresh cilantro 2 Teaspoon
  Balsamic vinegar 2 Teaspoon
  Chicken pieces 2 Pound, skinned
  Chili powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon

1. To prepare marinade, heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic,-saute 3 minutes. Add jalapeno peppers and oranges,-cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add juice,-cook 2 minutes. Add tequila,- cook 3 minutes. Add rosemary, cilantro, and vinegar,- cook 1 minute.
2. Place marinade in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl. Discard solids. Reserve 1/2 cup marinade. Place remaining marinade in a large zip-top plastic bag.
3. To prepare chicken, pierce with a fork. Add chicken, chili powder, salt, and pepper to marinade in bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.
4. Prepare grill.
5. Remove chicken from bag,- discard marinade. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and cook 12 minutes on each side or until chicken is done, basting frequently with reserved marinade.

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2256 Calories from Fat 562

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 63 g97.3%

Saturated Fat 12.4 g61.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 634.9 mg211.6%

Sodium 2905.8 mg121.1%

Total Carbohydrates 179 g59.7%

Dietary Fiber 29.6 g118.5%

Sugars 97 g

Protein 209 g417.8%

Vitamin A 140.7% Vitamin C 907.4%

Calcium 61.7% Iron 80.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Grilled Chicken With Hot 'N' Spicy Tequila-Orange Marinade Recipe