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Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Salad

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Salad

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45 Min
4
Servings
30
ingredients

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Salad is a great way to celebrate National Tequila Day. This bright summer salad has the delicious flavor of V&V Supremo paired with the powerful kick of real Tequila!

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Ingredients

Tequila lime dressing:

Tequila chicken marinade:

Salad:

6 Steps to complete

  • 1
    Tequila Lime dressing. Place dressing ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 2
    Chicken marinade: In a bowl, add all of the ingredients for the chicken marinade whisk until completely smooth. Add chicken thighs, cover, and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  • 3
    Cheese: Preheat a cast iron skillet with the grill marks for 2 minutes over medium high heat. Cut Cotija wedges in half lengthwise, place halves in the skillet and sear each side for 30 seconds. When done, cut each slice lengthwise, then into small cubes. Set aside.
  • 4
    Chicken: Using the same skillet, grill pepper strips for 3 minutes. Add corn, lime juice, salt, black pepper, and grill for 3 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside to let cool.
  • 5
    Wipe off the skillet, grill chicken for 5-6 minutes each side. Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest for 4-5 minutes.
  • 6
    1. Cut chicken into strips and toss with chopped lettuce, peppers, corn, tomatoes, and cheese. Toss salad. Serve each portion with Tequila lime dressing and top with reserved avocado slices. Serve and enjoy!
Tequila Lime dressing. Place dressing ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use. ; Chicken marinade: In a bowl, add all of the ingredients for the chicken marinade whisk until completely smooth. Add chicken thighs, cover, and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours, or overnight for best results. ; Cheese: Preheat a cast iron skillet with the grill marks for 2 minutes over medium high heat. Cut Cotija wedges in half lengthwise, place halves in the skillet and sear each side for 30 seconds. When done, cut each slice lengthwise, then into small cubes. Set aside. ; Chicken: Using the same skillet, grill pepper strips for 3 minutes. Add corn, lime juice, salt, black pepper, and grill for 3 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside to let cool. ; Wipe off the skillet, grill chicken for 5-6 minutes each side. Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest for 4-5 minutes. ; 1. Cut chicken into strips and toss with chopped lettuce, peppers, corn, tomatoes, and cheese. Toss salad. Serve each portion with Tequila lime dressing and top with reserved avocado slices. Serve and enjoy!

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