Full of grilled citrus flavor and one of the most flavorful salsas you’ve ever had, this Tequila Lime Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner!
It’s been a couple weeks since I shared a recipe for grilled chicken. Even though I eat it about three times a week, I know some of you might not and were probably getting sick of chicken this and chicken that. Well, the break is over because today I’m sharing a recipe for Tequila Lime Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa!
This grilled chicken recipe is so versatile. I love making dinners where I can turn the leftovers into something different the next night so you don’t feel like you’re eating the exact same thing. The first night I made it we ate it as is, low-carb style. My husband though, being the king of carbs would have preferred his in taco form, which is how I served the leftovers the next night. You could also make cilantro lime rice to go with it or throw it on top of greens for a great salad.
The marinade for the chicken is simple, but flavorful. A combination of fresh lime juice, tequila, olive oil, cumin, garlic and hot sauce give the chicken a citrusy flavor reminiscent of that margarita you’ll be drinking alongside this dinner. Because there’s a lot of acid in the marinade you don’t need to marinate it for more than an hour or it may change the texture of the chicken.
What sets this tequila lime chicken apart from the other hundred recipes you can find for it, is the grilled pineapple mango salsa served on top. This salsa exceeded my expectations as far as flavor goes. Grilling fruit makes it sweeter and it’s flavor more intense which in return yields a more flavorful salsa. This was my first time grilling mangos and it definitely won’t be the last. I couldn’t believe how sweet and caramelized their flavor became after spending a few minutes on the grill. Along with the grilled fruit there is also red onion, cilantro, chili powder, lime juice and a jalapeño for some spice. Do yourself a favor and kick up your grilled chicken game this week by making Tequila Lime Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa!