Apr 8, 2021
Tequila Lime Sticky Chicken Thighs / Valerie Bertinelli (S3/Ep.18)
Play • 40 min

Cook along with actress, TV personality and Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship host, Valerie Bertinelli, as she walks you through a crispy and DELICIOUS chicken thigh dish.

If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.  

COOK’S NOTE: Position an oven rack in the top third of the oven and preheat the oven to 450 degrees F before the cookalong begins.

Makes 4 servings 


2 – 2 ½ pounds chicken thighs, bone in, skin on

3 tablespoons canola oil

1 tablespoon plus ½ teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons minced red onion (about 1/4 red onion)

1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeno (about 1/4 large jalapeno)

2 cloves grated garlic

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 cup tequila blanco

1/4 cup lime juice (2 to 3 limes)

2 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce, chopped

1 tablespoon light agave or honey

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro


Oven-safe sauté pan large enough to fit the Chicken Thighs

Kitchen tongs (or spatula)

Meat thermometer (optional)

Small saucepan for Tequila Lime sauce

Spoon (or spatula) for stirring the sauce

Your favorite serving dish!

For recipe instructions, visit

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