A Margarita Sandwich…

In an effort of eating “clean” and healthy these days, here’s a dinner that adds some fun. I came across this recipe for Margarita Chicken. It seemed interesting and easy so I gave it a go. I did add about 1 tablespoon of McCormick’s Baja Citrus seasoning to give it some additional kick. We loved the flavor this chicken has. But rather than serving it on a plate with just some veggies, I figured making a panini with whole wheat bread would allow us to incorporate some fiber into the meal. To accompany our panini, I roasted some butternut squash with additional Baja Citrus seasoning and some fresh blueberries for sweetness.

Here’s the adapted recipe for Margarita Chicken:

4 boneless and skinned chicken breast halves
1/4 cup tequila
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tbsp. Triple Sec
1-1/2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon Baja Citrus seasoning (dry)

Combine all ingredients in a zip-top bag. Marinate in refrigerator at least 4 hours or overnight. Grill or bake chicken in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until juices run clear.

Our panini was simple – the baked chicken breast above with lettuce, tomato and a 1/2 slice of low fat swiss cheese on toasted whole wheat bread.

*I’m also submitting this to the Welcome to Wonderland blogging event, hosted by Indigo. Indigo is looking for creative dishes that would be a fit for a fun party. Because alcohol is part of the ingredients, how could this not be a party friendly recipe?! Check out Indigo’s sometime next week for the blogging event round up!*


19 Responses

  1. As usual this looks really really good!

    What a great concept- I love sandwiches! 🙂

  2. Anything with liqueur sounds good.:) The sandwich is truly simple, looks delicious!

  3. This sounds wonderful! I love margarita chicken, and will definitely be trying this!

  4. Yum, what a delicious and healthy meal. That marinade sounds great, maybe with the calyso seasoning I just got at Spice House 🙂

  5. Sounds yummy. And what an interesting flavor. Margarita + chicken.

  6. looks mouthwatering.. yum’o!

  7. mmm .. looks awesome! I’m really hoping to get a panini press soon … I think I’d eat more sandwiches then 🙂

  8. What a great sandwich idea! Looks delicious!

  9. Oh yum, this sounds fantastic. I’ve been trying to find a good margarita chicken recipe all summer!

  10. Yum! We love Margarita chicken!

  11. mmmm this looks tasty! last time i tried a margarita type grilled chicken it came out too bitter for my taste. i need to try it again cause this looks good!

  12. That combo of flavors sounds so tangy. I want to try this. Also, those potatoes look really good too. Wonderful!

  13. What a fabulous, well-rounded Summer meal! Looks delicious.

  14. This looks delicious! Perfect to serve for having dinner guests!

  15. Yum! I love the idea of serving this to guests as an or as a light meal alongside some chips and dip! mmmm

  16. WANT. NOW.
    I love your blog! Its so inspiring!

  17. This looks delish! I am looking forward to making it!

  18. Yum! I LOVE margaritas – what a perfect summer recipe!

  19. Looks fantastic!!

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