Tequila Lime Chilli Chicken


I am an avid Masterchef Australia follower. One day Nigella made this finger licking tequila chicken and I literally drooled looking at it. Marked it on my to do list and promised to make it soon. Unfortunately life took over and I never got a chance to make it.


Today, i was sending a secret valentine hamper to a friend and thought, this is the perfect occasion to make the Tequila chicken and send her. So made a few changes to Nigella’s recipe and here u have it. Trust me its not just yum but exotic too.


My blog completed 2 years on January 21st and due to my ill health, I was unable to post something to commemorate this occasion. The tequila lime chilli chicken is the perfect dish to showcase for my anniversary. Its so me.




1 kg chicken pcs with bone

75 ml tequila + to glaze

zest an juice of 2 small limes

3 tsp chilli flakes

2 tbsp sriracha sauce

1 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp olive oil

10 crushed garlic

1 tbsp maida


  1. Mix tequila, olive oil, lime juice, zest, chilli flakes,sriracha,  salt, garlic.
  2. Add chicken to this marinade and massage it well with the marinade
  3. Keep for 4 hours or overnight if possible.
  4. Transfer to an oven proof dish (do not cover) and cook for 35-45 mins at 200C in a pre heated oven.
  5. When cool, transfer the liquid to a pan, add sugar and adjust seasoning if needed.
  6. Add Maida and mix well, add little tequila to mix it all.
  7. When the sauce gets thick, add the chicken and mix well till the sauce coats the chicken and gets a golden brown colour.