Chicken Margarita & Saffron Yellow Rice

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by A Taste of Brooklyn

Chicken smothered in a Margarita. Tequila and lime juice reduced into a sweet and tangy Margarita sauce. Served along side saffron yellow rice.

Top Review by Jeff M.

Outstanding! My whole family loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions. In the meantime, in a small bowl, combine the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and sugar. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken in ½ lengthwise & pound to ¼ inch thick. Rince the chicken under cold water then pat dry with paper towel. Season the chicken with salt and pepper then lightly dredge in flour; shaking off the excess.
  3. In a skillet, over medium heat, add ½ the butter and ½ the oil and when hot, working in batches, sear the chicken until lightly browned, and cooked through, about 3 to 4 min per batch. Remove and set aside.
  4. Stir the tequila mixture and add it to the skillet, add in the cilantro and bring to a boil. Return the chicken, reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 6 to 8 minute Plate and serve along side the rice.

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