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.