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Jalapeno-Cilantro Grilled Chicken

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This grilled jalapeno chicken is a great dish for a BBQ or any type of gathering. It's always a crowd-pleaser!"
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8 h 50 m servings 467
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine cilantro, parsley, olive oil, soy sauce, cooking wine, jalapeno peppers, garlic, cumin, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a blender. Blend thoroughly until mixture is bright green with a slightly chunky consistency.
  2. Pour marinade into a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Set the remaining marinade aside.
  4. Cook chicken on the preheated grill, brushing occasionally with reserved marinade, until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 25 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute chicken breasts, or wings for the chicken drumsticks and thighs, if you'd like, but I think chicken legs work the best.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 467 calories; 38.2 8.2 23.2 70 2012 Full nutrition

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Great flavor! The only problem with this recipe as written is that I used 2 pounds of chicken instead of the 1 pound it called for and there was still enough leftover that it would have covered ...