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Margarita Thighs November 5, 2010

Filed under: Entree Recipes — celebrationgoddess @ 7:32 am

FOODIE FRIDAY – (enjoy a new recipe to try this weekend!

Margarita-Braised Chicken Thighs

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 thighs and about 1/3 cup fruit mixture)


  • 1/2  cup  flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
  • 1  tablespoon  paprika
  • 2  teaspoons  garlic powder
  • 8  skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1  cup  thinly sliced onion (about 1 medium)
  • 5  garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2  cup  dried tropical fruit
  • 1/2  cup  orange juice
  • 1/4  cup  tequila
  • 1  lime, thinly sliced


Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small baking dish. Sprinkle chicken with salt; dredge chicken in flour mixture.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Transfer chicken to an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Add onion to skillet; cook 3 minutes. Add garlic to pan, and sauté 1 minute.

Combine fruit, juice, and tequila in a microwave-safe dish, and microwave at high 2 minutes. Pour fruit mixture into pan; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook 1 minute. Pour onion mixture over chicken; top with lime slices. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until chicken is done.

I think I’ll eat mine with a giant glass of beer.

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!



2 Responses to “Margarita Thighs”

  1. Yowza! I practically want to lick my laptop screen it looks/sounds so good!

  2. I’m thinking dunking some bread in there would be ooo la la!! Happy Friday Laurie!!

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