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Small Chickens Marinated in Tequila and Lime

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 4 Poussins (baby chickens) OR
  • -Cornish game hens
  • 1/2 c Fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 c Golden tequila
  • 1/4 c Olive oil
  • 2 tb Cointreau
  • 2 Garlic cloves; peel/mince
  • Salt and pepper


Remove backbones from chickens. Flatten chickens with palm of hand.

In large bowl, combine lime juice, tequila, olive oil, Cointreau and
garlic. Add chickens and turn to coat. Cover and marinate, turning once or
twice, up to 2 hours at room temperature or overnight in refrigerator.
Return to room temperature before cooking.

Remove chickens from marinade and arrange, skin-side up, in shallow 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, 25 to 30 minutes.

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