Tequila, Chipotle and Citrus Smoked Chicken

Spicy Tequila, Chipotle and Citrus Marinated Smoked Chicken

Eater rating: 4.8 / 5  4.8

We’re eating succulent smoked chicken halves marinated in a mixture of tequila, chipotle in adobo, lime and orange juice and spices.

I was totally planning on making Memorial Day a work day – but for me, a work day means cooking and writing. Fortunately, past Amanda hooked up future Amanda by buying all of the ingredients for this chicken so that I could spend the day playing instead of shopping. I put the chicken in the marinade first thing in the morning then I went off to play outside on a several-hour bike ride. When we got back, we turned on the grill and started the smoking process. In a couple of hours we were feasting on some of the best chicken I have made/eaten in years. All in a hard days work, right? 😉

As a side note, if you don’t like chicken, this marinade would work well for pork or shrimp. Only marinate shrimp for 30 minute or the acid will start to change the texture of the shrimp in a undesirable way.

8 comments so far:

  1. Karen Harris says:

    Sweet, savory and chipotle spicy! Sounds like my family’s kinda dish. Thanks for the Sunday supper inspiration.

  2. Dana says:

    I love the combination of chicken and tequila as much as I love smoked chicken. I’m sure both together is fabulous! No wonder it got a 4.8.

  3. jesse gomez says:

    sounds good might have to make

  4. Mrs.LNoble says:

    OMG! That looks absolutely amazing. I’m working on a spicy chicken dish right now but I am definitely gonna try this one. I can’t wait.

  5. Whitney says:

    Yes! We’ll be trying this at our house. Love the orange and brown sugar combo.

  6. amelia says:

    wow, sounds zesty