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Tequila-Lime Chicken with Cream Cheese

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1 cup (250 mL) pineapple juice
2 oz (60 mL) tequila
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 tbsp (15 mL) lime zest, grated
1 1/3 lb (600 g) chicken breasts or chicken thighs, boneless, cut into cubes
1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Cream Cheese
1/4 cup (60 mL) pickled hot banana peppers, drained and chopped
1/2 tsp (2 mL) paprika
Salt, to taste
12 soft or hard-shell tacos
1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh coriander, chopped
1 cup (250 mL) homemade or store-bought pico de gallo

Yields: 6 servings

See full recipe: https://www.dairygoodness.ca/cheese/canadian-cheese/recipes/tequila-lime-chicken-with-cream-cheese?source=calendar
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  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 50 mins
  • Cooking Time 15 mins
  • Yields 6 servings

This is Mexico in one bite. The mix of pineapple juice, tequila and lime really infuses the meat, giving it extra tenderness and an exotic flavour.

  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 50 mins
  • Cooking Time 15 mins
  • Yields 6 servings

Cream cheese is a versatile cheese, commonly found in everything from delicious dips to dessert recipes.


Ingredients

1 cup (250 mL) pineapple juice
2 oz (60 mL) tequila
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 tbsp (15 mL) lime zest, grated
1 1/3 lb (600 g) chicken breasts or 
chicken thighs, boneless, cut into cubes
1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Cream Cheese
1/4 cup (60 mL) pickled hot banana peppers, drained and chopped
1/2 tsp (2 mL) paprika
Salt, to taste
12 soft or hard-shell tacos
1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh coriander, chopped
1 cup (250 mL) homemade or store-bought pico de gallo

Preparation

In a bowl, mix pineapple juice with tequila, garlic, lime juice and zest. Add chicken and stir to thoroughly coat the meat. Let marinate in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours.

Meanwhile, mix Cream Cheese with hot peppers and paprika. Season with salt to taste. Reserve in the refrigerator.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Remove chicken from marinade and thread onto skewers. Cook on grill for 10–15 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked, turning them over a few times. Remove chicken from skewers.

Heat tacos and spread insides with Cream Cheese mixture. Fill tacos with grilled chicken and garnish with cilantro and pico de gallo.

Tips

Tequila may be replaced with the same quantity of white wine or pale ale.

For a homemade pico de gallo recipe, go to allyouneedischeese.ca/PicoDeGallo

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Ricotta, Quark cheese, Mascarpone.

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Cream cheese is a versatile cheese, commonly found in everything from delicious dips to dessert recipes.

Cream cheese is a versatile cheese, commonly found in everything from delicious dips to dessert recipes.

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 559 Calories
Protein: 32 g
Carbohydrate: 48 g
Fat: 24 g
Fibre: 9 g
Sodium: 775 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 24 % / 259 mg
Selenium: 127 %
Vitamin C: 67 %
Niacin: 65 %
Vitamin B6: 64 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

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