Chicken Tequila

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on August 29, 2023

When I was working at a local hospital, their cafeteria was known for their chicken tequila recipe.  It  was delicious!  I don’t have the recipe, and can’t quite remember the ingredients either.  However, I tried to re-invent a healthier version than the one I remembered.

2 skinless chicken breasts, chopped into bite size pieces

1 TB plus 1 tsp. olive oil

¼ cup diced onions

¼ cup diced celery

1 clove garlic, minced

2 cups diced roma tomatoes

½ cup tequila

1 tsp. chicken or vegetable “Better than Bouillon” soup base

½ tsp. salt

2 tsp. dried oregano

Shaved or grated parmesan cheese


Heat a large saucepan and add 1 TB olive oil.  Sprinkle with ¼ tsp. salt and heat until the chicken is lightly browned.  Remove it from the pan.

Add 1 tsp. olive oil and add in the onions, celery, and garlic clove.  Sprinkle with ¼ tsp. salt. Cook until the onions are translucent.

Add diced tomatoes, tequila, soup base, oregano, and your browned chicken.  Heat for approximately 5 minutes, or a little longer to make sure the tomatoes are broken up.

Lower to heat to simmer, and cover for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve over your favorite pasta.

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WIAW #20

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on August 29, 2012

Hi, Everyone!  ” Happy “What I Ate Wednesday!”  These are my meals from last Sunday. This was a busy day, I attended a picnic and a concert. Hope you enjoy my day. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW!

This month’s theme is summer staples and on this day I attended a picnic, barbecued at home and attended a concert, all summer staples for me.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (6:30am)

I started the day with a coffee and smoothie made with chia, coconut milk, almond butter, flax seeds, frozen bananas, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Lunch (12:00am)

I attended a company picnic at Whittier Narrow Recreational Area for family and friends.  I forgot to take a picture of my plate, so the plate below belonged to someone else. I had carne asada, bean dip, veggies and chips. Everything was tasty and it was a fun event.

 Picnic Tables


 The Grillers

 Jennifer (the RD)

 Dog Party

Dinner (5:30 pm)

My husband grilled some chicken for the week and I had a piece. It was good as always, I am lucky he is such a good cook. 🙂  This evening I attended a concert at the House of Blues in Anaheim with a few friends. We saw The Wiseguys, they played old big band music. I had never seen them before and they were really good. It was a fun night!

House of Blues 

 The Wiseguys

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

Here is a link to my exercise log for the week.

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