Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This one is by - Robert Del Grande. Hope you enjoy it!!!
Make and share this Southwestern Grilled Chicken With Lime Butter recipe from Food.com.
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 3 1⁄2 lbs bone-in chicken parts
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 serrano chili, minced
- 2 tablespoons finely minced white onions
- 1⁄4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- In a small bowl, combine first 8 ingredients.
- With a spoon or a basting brush, spread seasoning paste over the chicken.
- Grill chicken.
- In a small bowl, combine all lime butter ingredients.
- Drizzle over chicken just before serving or serve separately for dipping.
Meanie, you now have my undying devotion! This was sooooooooo good! We grilled the chicken outside over charcoal. I actualy had to let the paste 'marinate' on the chicken for a few hours while I prepped everything else for dinner. My BF thought that the paste had burned during cooking but after tasting it, we figured out that it hadn't. The dipping sauce was such a great accompaniment! I have never tried chicken this way, but I will make this all the time, from now on!! Thanks soooooo much for the recipe!
FIVE stars for sure! I made the spice paste exactly as is (doubled it, though, as I had more chicken), and refrigerated the chicken for a couple hours, uncovered. We grilled it over a charcoal fire and the chicken was extremely moist, and very flavorful. I didn't have all the ingredients for the lime butter (but had my heart set on making this dish), so am only rating the chicken part, but the butter, even with my necessary substitutions, was tasty, and accented the flavor of the chicken very well. My substitutions were ground jalapenos for the serrano (could NOT find any hot peppers in my market...or fresh cilantro) and dried cilantro for fresh (let it hydrate in the butter/lime mix for quite a while). Sorry, Mean, I had to make the substitutions, but the chicken was truly outstanding! (and again, even though the lime butter wasn't to "spec", it was still tasty).
This was an interesting flavour for chicken. I have never used cocoa for anything other than cookies, cakes or brownies before! We really liked the flavour of the chicken BEFORE the addition of the lime butter. I did actually drizzle it all on top instead of leaving on the side like I should have. I thought the lime butter was not really needed to compliment the chicken and I also found out that the rest of my family dislikes cilantro! I will be making this again but I will serve it alone. Thanks for expanding my tastes! ( I served this with Fettuccine Alfredo Mean Chef's Fettuccine Alfredo )