I am pretty well known for being late with getting dinner on the table but I'm trying to get better with that. I saw this recipe for Penne with Tomatoes and Green Beans with a Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette in Southern Living and thought I could snazz it up a bit for a quick fix dinner.
The main changes that I did were
- Added meat - I had tests a margarita injection on a few chickens the day before so I had leftover chicken on hand but you could use a rotisserie bird.
- Made a margarita vinaigrette instead of their lemon shallot one.
- Subbed asparagus for green beans.
- Added a little heat.
But first here is the injection recipe if you want to make your own chicken. This marinade not only adds beaucoup flavor and moisture but it also gives the chicken the buttery texture that you'd imagine.
Margarita Injection for Chicken
prep time: 5 min
cook time: 5 min
servings: enough for 2-3 chickens or 1 turkey