Grilled Margarita Chicken Bites With Salsa-Sour Cream Dip

"From the Margarita Cookbook...considerably greater than the sum of it's parts. Try the dip on the chicken, the the chips in the dip. Top a chip with chicken then add the dip, etc."
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  • Combine lime juice, tequila, Triple Sec, olive oil, and garlic in glass bowl. Set aside small amount for basting.
  • Add chicken and toss to coat.
  • Marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, stir together cheese, sour cream, salsa, chili powder and salt. Let stand at room temperature.
  • Heat grill to medium hot.
  • Spear chicken pieces onto skewers.
  • Lay skewers on grill and cover.
  • Grill for 4 minutes, then baste with marinade, turn, cover and grill for 2 minutes.
  • Baste again and finish cooking, about 2-3 more minutes.
  • Remove chicken from skewers and sprinkle with cilantro.
  • Serve with dip and chips.

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  1. oh wow!!!! i can't see this recipe getting anything lower than a 5 star rating! the flavors were SO good in the chicken! i loved the final result with cilantro sprinkled over it and dipped in that sauce... mmm im getting hungry all over again just thinking about it! this was a big hit with every member in my family! thanks for an amazing recipe!!!
  2. The reason I am rating this recipe is I used your dip recipe. It was very good. Will use it again. Thanks for posting.
  3. I really liked the chicken. The sauce was great too. I'll probably make it on it's own. When I make this again, I'll marinate the chicken overnight. I think it would make it a little more tender.
  4. Everything the whole way around was delicious! I let the chicken marinate a couple of hours instead of the 20 mins, just because I needed some prep time for other items. The chicken was very tender and flavorful! The dip was sooooo good! Smoky, creamy, chunky, cheesy. We wolfed it all down and then lamented that we didn't have more. Thanks for sharing a real winner!
  5. MMMmmmmm. These little bites were delicious. They went together so quickly and turned out to be so flavorful. I agree that it is "considerably greater than the sum of its parts". I used pre-shredded 2% sharp cheddar for the dip because they didn't have sharp in a chunk. Next time I'll get the chunk and shred it myself as I don't think the pre-shredded blends as well. I think these would be good served with a squeeze of lime and a shot glass full of coarse salt to dip them in. This is a keeper. Thanks little_wing.


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