Tequila and Lime Game Hens (Or Chicken)

Recipe by Outta Here
READY IN: 25hrs 40mins
SERVES: 2-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Split game hens in half.
  • In bowl, combine lime juice, tequila, olive oil, Cointreau, garlic and jalapeno.
  • Place split hens in oblong baking dish and pour tequila mixture over; turn hens to coat.
  • Cover and marinate, turning once or twice, overnight in refrigerator.
  • Remove from refrigerator and let set at room temperature about 1 hour before cooking.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Coat a shallow baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Remove hens from marinade and arrange, skin-side up, in baking pan.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bake at 400 degrees on upper rack of oven, basting occasionally with marinade, until skin is golden and juices from thighs, pierced at their thickest part, run pinkish-yellow, 30-40 minutes. (Or bbq using your favorite method, spit or on the grill).
  • Boil remaining marinade and pour over hens just before serving. (Add more tequila if needed, to make enough sauce).
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