This is a recipe that I created in search of a different way to fix chicken for a low-sodium diet.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Arrange chicken breasts in a baking dish; add tequila and juice of 1/2 a lime. Sprinkle 1/2 of the lime zest, 1/2 of the garlic powder, and 1/2 of the chili powder over the chicken. Cover dish with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

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  • Turn chicken breasts; sprinkle remaining lime juice, lime zest, garlic powder, and chili powder on top. Cover again and marinate in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Uncover baking dish and discard tequila-lime marinade.

  • Bake chicken in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Sprinkle Mexican-style cheese over the chicken and continue to bake until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; protein 22.5g 45% DV; carbohydrates 1.7g 1% DV; fat 8.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 68.8mg 23% DV; sodium 207mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2018
Turned out really good! My family really enjoyed it. I didn’t bake it, decided to grill it and didn’t add cheese. Delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2018
Turned out really good! My family really enjoyed it. I didn’t bake it, decided to grill it and didn’t add cheese. Delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2018
This was delicious!! Definitely juicy & flavorful. Read More
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