Margarita Chicken Penne

Tammy Bovender

By
@TLB76

I was trying to figure out what to fix for dinner and started looking at recipes for Margarita. I had no idea what I was doing with it so I took some ideas from various recipes to come up with my own! It turned out great!!


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

4 Hr

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 large
boneless chicken breast
1 pkg
penne pasta
3 medium
roma tomatoes
1 medium
red onion
2 Tbsp
chopped garlic
2
limes, juiced
1
orange, juiced
3 oz
tequila
1 stick
butter, salted
1 tsp
coarse sea salt
1/3 c
fresh basil cut into thin strips
1 pkg
fresh baby spinach

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preparation: Place Chicken Breasts, Tequila, lime juice, orange juice and sea salt into a freezer bag to let marinate. At least 3-4 hours. Next time, I may marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
2
Once marinating is complete, coarsely chop tomatoes and set aside. Then dice onion and set aside. Cut fresh basil into thin strips and set aside.
3
Grill Chicken on the grill until cooked thoroughly. Then set chicken aside to rest at least 10 minutes before cutting into chunks.
4
Place noodles on the stove top in boiling water. Cook until firm consistency (Al Dente).
5
In a skillet, melt 1 stick of butter. Add garlic and onion. Cook until caramelized. Add to skillet, tomato, fresh basil and spinach. Cook for 10 minutes on stove top.
6
Cut chicken into bite size chunks then stir into skillet sauce.
7
Once noodles are cooked, strain, then add chicken and tomato sauce to noodles. Stir in shredded Parmesan cheese if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern
Hashtags: #Margarita, #chicken, #pasta