Margarita-braised chicken thighs


Dinner tonight, April 12, 2016
Great dish not really my favourite, but awesome if you like try something new
4 servings

  • ½ cup flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion (about 1 medium)
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup dried tropical fruit
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced

1) 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.

Notes: serving size: 2 thighs and about 1/3 cup fruit mixture

Nutritional notes:
Calories per serving 360
Carbs per serving 37.9g

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