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tequila lime sauce

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sandy Mika
Chicago, IL

This is great on chicken or ribs. I decided to play around because I didn't care for the tequila lime recipe my husband was using. It just tasted like way too much tequila to me.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We loved the flavor of this tequila lime sauce. The ingredients are a little different in this marinade and the tequila flavor is subtle. We marinated legs and thighs in this tequila lime sauce for about an hour and then basted them about every 15 minutes. The sauce caramelizes and turns a beautiful golden color. It's sticky, tangy, and sweet. A great sauce to grill almost anything. Try it on kabobs or shrimp too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For tequila lime sauce

  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
    tequila or margarita mix
  • 2 or 3 tsp
    garlic cloves pressed or 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp
    onion powder or 1/2 small onion minced
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar light or dark
  • 1/2 tsp
    Adobo powder
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 md
    lime, juiced
  • 1/4 c
    apple vodka or apple juice or pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp
    lemon-lime flavor Kool-Aid powder, unsweetened
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    ginger powder

How To Make tequila lime sauce

Test Kitchen Tips
We opted to use apple juice and tequila. Make sure to cook your protein low and slow, and don't step away from the grill. Since there is alcohol, watch for flare-ups.
  • Tequila Lime Sauce ingredients in a bowl.
    Mix all ingredients and let sit for about half an hour.
  • Chicken removed from the marinade.
    I marinate my chicken in the sauce.
  • Basting chicken while it grills.
    Then baste as I'm cooking, whether baking or grilling, or broiling.