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May 15, 2013

Tequila Marinated Grilled Chicken + Guacamole Tacos

You know how I said I love avocados and I'm making up for lost time

Yeah, that's why almost all of my recent posts have included avocados. You're welcome. 

Well I'm also a sucker for almost anything grilled! Grilled meats. Grilled sides. Grilled desserts. I'm convinced grilling makes all things better.

Same goes for alcohol. Alcohol makes all things better. Desserts, my weekends, and even marinades.

So put it all together and we've got some of my fave things ever. Avocados. Grilled goodness. And alcohol. 

Have I sold you on this yet? If I haven't, it's also Mexican - tacos and guac. All those reasons are why I loved this dish so much.

Tequila Marinated Grilled Chicken + Guacamole Tacos
adapted from Cuizoo

  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • juice and zest of two limes
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped   
  • freshly ground black pepper 
  • 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
 For Tacos:
  • soft flour tortillas
  • sour cream
  • shredded monterey jack cheese      
  • diced red onions
In a large bowl or baking dish, whisk together the marinade ingredients except for the chicken thighs. Place the chicken thighs in the marinade and turn to coat. Marinade for at least an hour.

Grill chicken thighs over indirect heat for 15-20 minutes or until done. Remove, let rest, and slice into strips.

In a bowl, mash together the guacamole ingredients. Build your own tacos with grilled chicken, guacamole, sour cream, diced onions, and cheese.

Printable Recipe

Oh and in case you're wondering, the marinated grilled chicken alone is divine. So tender and so flavorful. I could eat that for dinner all on it's own.

I'm joining along in the Spiked! Recipe Challenge. You should too! We bake/cook with a different alcohol every two months. So naturally this is like, the best challenge ever!

Peace, and bacon grease!


Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said... These look AMAZINGLY delicious! Love that you are on a guacamole kick :)

Carrie Robinson said...

These looks amazing!! And I love the addition of the fresh guacamole! :)

Thank you so much for entering the Spiked! Tequila Recipe Challenge and Good Luck!! :)

Julie said...

Great tacos! Thanks so much for participating in the Spiked! challenge!

Unknown said...

Well if these aren't the prettiest things I've seen all day! Seriously gorgeous. I'm an avocado + grilled meat + drink lover, too! I didn't know which blog I was heading to when I followed the spiked challenge link but as soon as I got here I was like hey! My recipe swap friend!

Unknown said...

YUM,I need these for lunch!
We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
Two Girls and a Party
Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
We hope to see you there!

Anonymous said...

OH MY! I am totally going to Pin this and make it very soon. I agree with you completely on the grilling and the alcohol. They make EVERYTHING so much better, well almost everything.

Unknown said...

All the ingredients I love in a margarita in your chicken tacos. Love it. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures

Amber @ said...

WOW! This sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #13.

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

Michelle B said...

I love cooking with alcohol. There I said it. Love everything about this! Thanks for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo, Desi!

Chris said...

I concur with your theories on food and alcohol! There, peer reviewed ;)

Can't wait to try these killer tacos.

Lydia @ Huckleberry Love said...

There is nothing that I don't love about this recipe! And I am like you...making up for lost time when I didn't like avocados (what was I thinking?!?). I just can't get enough. Thanks so much for linking up at Much Ado About Monday! We are featuring your delicious tacos this week so be sure to come snag a button!

Unknown said...

These look gorgeous!!! My kind of dinner. Thanks for linking these up at Sweet & Savoury Sundays hope to see you there again this weekend :D

Hun.... WFD said...

I like marinating my chicken for tacos in pre mixed margaritas. YUM! Thanks for sharing on Simple Supper Tuesday.

Unknown said...

Oh wow, these look amazing!! Just pinned. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! :)

Kayla's Creations said...

This just looks way too delicious! I Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring you today at the Circle of faith link party! Hope your having a wonderful weekend!,

-Kayla :)

Unknown said...

Your Chicken Tacos look amazing! Thank you so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell! I'd love to have you come and share again today Have a great weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie

Unknown said...

I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cathy

Emily Thompson said...

wow! SO yummy!!! I love anything Mexican! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link back :o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
oh, and I just posted an amazing round-up from last weeks party… stop on over and check it out!

AG said...

This looks absolutely STUNNING! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

Holly said...

these look delicious!!