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Tequila Lime Chicken Cilantro Pasta

So this week I began to look for new recipes to make at home as I am trying not to eat out as much to save some money for other fun stuff. As I was searching online, I stumbled upon this Tequila Lime Chicken Cilantro Pasta. I was drawn to it just from the name! So I jotted down the recipe and gave it a whirl. It tasted AMAZING!!!!!!!!! So here it is for all of you to try out!

Ingredients:

1 lb skinless boneless chicken tenders
1 bunch of fresh cilantro
1/2 cup Tequila
Jucie of 2 limes plus zest
1 lb pasta of choice (I prefer whole wheat)
1 clove of garlic
2tbsp olive oil + 5tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
Prep:
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, cook pasta according to package direction, once pasta is cooked, drain and add 5tbsp of olive oil to prevent pasta from sticking.
In a seperate pan add 2tbsp olive oil and chopped garilc, cook until fragrant approximately 2 minutes. Add the skinless, boneless chicken tenders cook until golden on ea. side ~4-6 minutes per side. Add the zest & lime juice, salt and pepper, follow with the tequilla. Allow to cook until the alcohol is evaporated about 3 minutes. Insure that the chicken is fully cooked ~160F. Top off with the fresh chopped cilantro. Add the chicken mix to the pasta and enjoy. 

Recipe courtesy of:  http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/TEQUILA-LIME-CHICKEN-CILANTRO-PASTA-1200625#ixzz14vFI2Z00

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