Margarita Chicken, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad and Tequila Dressing

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Margarita Chicken, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad and Tequila Dressing
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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 3 h. 15 min.
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Orange juicegarlicgarliclemonWatercressAvocado

Ingredients

for
4
For Margarita Chicken
4
Chicken legs (rinsed and trimmed)
¼ cup
¼ cup
¼ cup
4
small, red chile (seeded and finely chopped)
4 cloves
garlic (minced)
¼ cup
fresh cilantro leaf (finely chopped)
3 tablespoons
good quality olive oil
¼ cup
butter cut into pieces)
For Tequila Dressing
2 cloves
garlic (crushed)
1
lemon (juiced)
1 tablespoon
fresh Lime zest
2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
½ teaspoon
brown Mustard
3 tablespoons
salt (to taste)
freshly ground Black pepper (to taste)
For Salad
4 ounces
fresh Watercress (or spring greens)
2
ripe Avocados (peeled and sliced)
2
ruby red Grapefruit (in segments)
2
fresh Limes (halved; to serve)
Product recommendation
Outdoor grilling is another cooking option.

Preparation steps

1.
For Margarita Chicken:
2.
Remove excess fat from the chicken legs. In a glass bowl, combine tequila, lime juice, orange juice, chillies, garlic, cilantro, and olive oil, whisking to incorporate. Add chicken and coat completely with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, or overnight, turning chicken several times.
3.
For Tequila Dressing:
4.
Combine garlic, lemon juice, lime zest, tequila, brown sugar, and mustard. Add olive oil while whisking. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
5.
For Chicken:
6.
Preheat oven to 350º F.
7.
Heat a grill pan until smoking hot. Remove chicken from the marinade and grill until black grill lines appear, (about 4 to 6 minutes on each side). Remove from pan and set aside.
8.
Transfer chicken to a baking pan or dish, dot chicken with butter, and bake for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear. (Internal temperature should read 165º on an instant read meat thermometer. )
9.
For Salad:
10.
Toss the watercress or spring greens, avocado and grapefruit together with the tequila dressing. Arrange chicken and salad on individual plates. Drizzle with dressing and serve with fresh lime.