Margarita Chicken

Chef Avi brings us another one of his amazing recipes. This time, it is Margarita Chicken! Check out the video below to see Chef Avi make this delicious meal in real time. 

  • One KOL Foods organic-fed, pastured chicken, cut into eighths or tenths
  • Salt
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Fresh Oregano to slightly cover the chicken
  • Fresh Basil to slightly cover the chicken
  • 2 staves of Fresh Cilantro
  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of Premium Tequila
  • Shot of Orange juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 half cup of Honey

On a flat baking sheet or baking pan, dust the chicken on all sides with the salt, garlic, oregano and basil. If you don't have fresh herbs you can use dried. You don't need to go too heavy.

To start, make sure the chicken is skin side down. Place in a 400 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes, Once you see some color forming on the chicken, it's time to flip the pieces over.

Flip them over, sprinkle a tad more oregano and basil on the chicken and put back in the oven.

The Sauce: In a saucepan or small pot add the juice of the limes, the zest from the same limes, the Baron's Tequila, the orange juice and a splash of water. Chop the cilantro finely and add to the liquid. Simmer on low heat until the liquids get friendly. Then add the honey. Again keep the heat low. You want the honey to incorporate into the other liquids without scorching or burning. Once incorporated, remove fem the heat.

Once the skin side of the chicken starts to brown, baste it with the Margarita Sauce. Be generous. Also keep your eye on things, as the skin will now crisp up quicker with the sauce on it. Don't be afraid to baste a few times. Once the chicken looks nice and golden, take it out of the oven and remove to your serving dish.

If you're going to serve in the baking pan, that's fine. Once it's on the serving dish, immediately baste it with the remaining sauce. Then drizzle a small touch of extra honey on top. Make sure the chicken is still hot from the oven when you do this. You can garnish with some whips of fresh cilantro and some lime wedges.

That's it. Simply serve and then toast yourself with a Baron's Tequila Cocktail and say: Salud!, Cheers!, L'Chaim!