Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Tequila Turkey

Back in the day, I made just about everything posted by Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman. It's all completely non-compliant for me, but if you feel the need for a cheat day, make her steak with blue cheese cream sauce. I made it for myself on my birthday, and it was amazing.

I used to make this dish regularly in its original form with chicken. Now, I substitute turkey and omit the hot peppers, but it still tastes great.

Tequila Lime Turkey (adapted from Tasty Kitchen)


  • 3 whole limes, juiced 
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup tequila (I used Jose Cuervo)
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil 
  • 4-6 boneless, skinless turkey breast fillets


  1. Mix the first 6 ingredients together in a food processor (or chop what needs chopping by hand) and marinade the turkey breasts overnight.
  2. When you're ready to cook, fire up your grill and let em rip. And by that, I mean cook for 10 minutes per side.
  3. Serve with salsa, pico de gallo, and/or mixed salad. 


  1. I tried this on the weekend for the first time and it was AWESOME. Miss Andrea is the queen.