Monday, August 11, 2014

Southwestern Grilled Chicken Recipe with Lime Butter

Grilled chicken doesn't get any tastier than when it's coated with lovely spices and topped with lime butter.


  • For the chicken:
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3½ pounds bone-in chicken parts

  • For the Lime Butter:
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 serrano chile, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • pinch coarse black pepper

  1. Mix first 8 ingredients in small bowl until well blended. Spread seasoning paste all over chicken with spoon or basting brush.
  2. Grill chicken using medium heat for a gas grill or indirect heat for a charcoal grill. Close the lid and grill about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. For the Lime Butter, mix all ingredients in small bowl. Drizzle over chicken just before serving or serve separately for dipping.
  4. For easy prep-ahead planning, seasoning paste, and Lime Butter may be made ahead, a refrigerated covered. The Lime Butter can be slowly rewarmed, or just brought to room temperature and let the warm chicken finish the melting.)

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