Southwest Chicken

Total Time
1hr 5mins
10 mins
55 mins

I discovered this recipe one Sunday afternoon in the WW magazine when I was looking to find a different way to prepare chicken. This recipe is very easy and very tasty. I served it with rice and green beans. The chicken can be cooked immediately after using the rub, but for a more intense flavor, marinate for a couple of hours in the fridge or overnight.This chicken has a sweet and spicy flavor and can be served with a squeeze of fresh lime.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Or prepare grill for direct-and indirect-heat cooking.
  2. Combine first 8 ingredients;reserve. Line roasting pan with foil. Rub sugar mixture over all sides of chicken;place in pan. Coat chicken with cooking spray.
  3. Roast chicken in oven until no longer pink near bone, about 45-60 minutes.Or place chicken meaty side down over direct heat;cook until just browned, 4-5 minutes. Turn;place over indirect heat. Cover;cook until chicken is no longer pink near bone, 40-50 minutes. Transfer to serving platter;sprinkle with parsley. If desired, serve with lime wedges.