Grilled Tequila Glazed Chicken Thighs

When you’re in the mood for that Southwest taste, try this recipe. It’s quick, easy and the taste is to die for! Chicken thighs are dry rubbed, grilled and glazed with pineapple juice, Tequila, honey, lime and red pepper!

Serves 4 – 6

• 6 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin on

Dry Rub
• 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
• 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
• 3/4 tsp kosher salt
• 1/4 tsp chipotle chile powder

Tequila Glaze
• 3/4 cup pineapple juice
• 1/3 cup Tequila
• 1/4 cup honey
• 2 tsp cornstarch
• 2 tsp of water
• 2 tsp honey
• 2 tsp lime zest
• 3 Tbs lime juice (fresh)
• 1/4 red pepper
• 1 tsp sugar


Begin by mixing all of the dry rub ingredients in small bowl and rub on the chicken, pressing firmly.If you have time, refrigerate for 4 – 5 hours, if not 30 minutes will be fine.
Combine pineapple juice, tequila and honey in a small saucepan and cook until reduced, about 10 minutes. Combine cornstarch and 2 tsp water in a small bowl and add to the juice mixture, stir with a whisk, bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and add the lime zest, lime juice, red pepper and sugar, stir to combine.Prepare the grill for direct and indirect heat, grill chicken over the high heat about 5 minutes on each side until nicely browned, basting with juice mixture. Move to indirect heat and continue cooking and basting another 10 minutes or so.Done! Absolutely delicious!




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