• Prep Time
    45 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    45 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
    OK

    Spring Chicken

    This spring-inspired tequila infused chicken dish is crafted with Mexico’s original luxury tequila, Tequila Don Julio. Pair with a Margarita Verde for a light, refreshing meal. 

     


    Ingredients
    For the Cure
    1/4
    cup
    Aleppo Pepper
    1/4
    cup
    sumac
    1/4
    cup
    Smoked Salt
    For the Tequila Don Julio 70 Brine
    1
    cup
    tequila Don Julio 70
    8
    cups
    pineapple juice
    4
    cups
    distilled white vinegar
    1
    Orange sliced
    1
    Onion sliced
    6
    cloves
    garlic
    1/4
    cup
    salt
    For the Chicken
    2
    Whole chickens
    1
    Lime for garnish
    1
    sprig
    cilantro for garnish
    For the Sauce
    1/4
    cup
    apple cider vinegar
    1/4
    cup
    Olive Oil
    1
    cup
    Pineapple cubed
    6
    cloves
    garlic
    1
    bundle
    cilantro
    1/2
    piece
    jalapeño
    Directions
    For the Cure: Combine Aleppo pepper, sumac and smoked salt. Rub the chicken in cure. Refrigerate for 1 full day, uncovered.
    For the Brine: Combine Tequila Don Julio 70, pineapple juice, distilled white vinegar, orange, garlic and salt. Make sure the salt is fully dissolved. Place the cured chicken in the brine for 1 more full day.
    For the Sauce: Blend apple cider vinegar, olive oil, pineapple, garlic, cilantro and jalapeno. Set aside.
    Make the chicken: Remove chicken from the brine and let air dry in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rub the chicken with olive oil and salt. Place the chicken on an oiled sheet pan, skin side up. Cook at high heat for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Cut the chicken into quarters and place back on pan. Put chicken directly under a broiler and cook for 1-2 minutes until skin is crispy and dark brown. Remove from oven and let rest.
    Spoon the sauce onto a plate and place the chicken on top. Squeeze fresh lime on the chicken. Garnish with cilantro.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
    OK

    Categories 

    Chicken

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