Margarita Chicken Penne

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Tammy Bovender

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@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!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Margarita Chicken Penne

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.

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About Margarita Chicken Penne

Course/Dish: Chicken Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern



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