Not only is tequila excellent in palomas, margaritas and many other boozy drinks, tequila adds some very unique flavors to some of our favorite meals. From chicken enchiladas to a fruity salsa, here are 18 tequila-based recipes to enjoy for dinner tonight.

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Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos 1

There's nothing better or easier to make for dinner tonight than a big plate of nachos. Serve at your next BBQ and even the kiddies won't be able to say no.

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Margarita Chicken Tacos 2

Margarita Chicken Tacos

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Tacos are absolutely ALWAYS a good idea, and some tequila-flavored ones are surely the best way to have some of your favorite happy hour cocktails.

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Tequila Lime Chicken 3

Tequila Lime Chicken

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A simple chicken dish gets taken up a notch with the delicious tequila and lime flavor in this amazingly simple meal.

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Cheesy Refried Bean Casserole 4

Cheesy Refried Bean Casserole

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Casseroles are wonderful meals, and this vegetarian-friendly dish is well suited for all of the picky eaters at your table.

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Tequila Lime Shrimp 5

For a healthier (and more flavorful) take on your favorite seafood, this recipe calls for a side of margaritas. OBVIOUSLY.

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Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Taco Salad 6

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Taco Salad

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A taco salad never quite tasted as good as this one with chicken and tequila. Hooray for new takes on a classic!

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Fried Tequila Shots 7

Fried Tequila Shots

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Tequila shots are WELL behind us, along with our crazy college days, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy this simple fried version, right?

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Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken Sandwich 8

Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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If your family is looking for a new special something to add to your BBQ rotation, look no further than this chicken burger. YES!

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Slow Cooker Tequila Chicken 9

if you want the simplest recipe around, then look no further than a slow cooker take on tequila chicken. Ready, set, EAT!

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Queso Fundido with Tequila 10

Queso Fundido with Tequila

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The only way that you can possibly make melted cheese any better is by adding this slightly boozy twist to it. 

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Chicken Tequila Fettuccine 11

Chicken Tequila Fettuccine

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Pasta and chicken go together like... tacos and tequila! Add them all together (well, except the tacos) and you'll be happier than ever.

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Hawaiian Tequila Chicken Salad with Pineapple Vinaigrette 12

Hawaiian Tequila Chicken Salad with Pineapple Vinaigrette

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Hawaiian flavors may not be what you immediately think of when you dream about tequila, but this salad is one sure to please the whole family.

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Tequila Lime Chex Mix 13

Tequila Lime Chex Mix

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A snack is worth a thousand delicious calories and WELL worth the effort when it includes a drink and a crunchy bite!

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Tequila Lime Chicken Enchiladas with Jalapeño Cilantro Cream Sauce 14

Tequila Lime Chicken Enchiladas with Jalapeño Cilantro Cream Sauce

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White enchiladas are a delicious dish any time of year, and this ultra spicy chicken and tequila version is one that'll stay in your rotation for a LONG time.

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Tequila Slaw with Lime and Cilantro 15

Tequila Slaw with Lime and Cilantro

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Heading to an outdoor party or a picnic this weekend? Don't forget to bring everyone's favorite new side dish: this cole slaw!

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Tequila Shrimp Taco Bites 16

Tequila Shrimp Taco Bites

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For any summer party, shrimp appetizers are some of the easiest to make. Add a little extra oomph to your festivities with this tequila-loving recipe.

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Shrimp Tortilla Soup 17

Shrimp Tortilla Soup

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Tortilla soup is a classic you've probably already paired with margaritas, so why not try it with plain old tequila this time around?

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Beer Brats with Sweet Tequila Salsa 18

Beer Brats with Sweet Tequila Salsa

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For the manly man in your life... He probably LOVES his meat, but now you can love it too with this boozy and fruity salsa on top.

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