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Southwestern Grilled Chicken with Lime Butter

"Chef Robert Del Grande, owner and executive chef of Houston's Cafe Annie captures the flair and essence of the Southwest with a combination of cinnamon, chili powder, cocoa and pepper. A spike of lime in the butter drizzle adds refreshing zest."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 404 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. In a small bowl, combine first 8 ingredients. With a spoon or a basting brush, spread seasoning paste over the chicken.
  2. Grill chicken using medium heat for a gas grill or indirect heat for a charcoal grill. Close the lid and grill until chicken reaches 180 degrees F in the thighs and 170 degrees F in the breast, about 30 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all lime butter ingredients. Drizzle over chicken just before serving or serve separately for dipping.

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 404 calories; 30.7 g fat; 3.4 g carbohydrates; 27.9 g protein; 118 mg cholesterol; 334 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I used boneless chicken breasts because that's what I had & I cooked these inside on a grill pan. I used a jalapeno instead of a serrano (I have a jalapeno plant but no serrano) but other than t...

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We disagree with several of the previous reviews. We found the rub to be bland. Not much flavor. The lime butter saved this recipe from being more of a disappointment. We won't use this one agai...

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I used boneless chicken breasts because that's what I had & I cooked these inside on a grill pan. I used a jalapeno instead of a serrano (I have a jalapeno plant but no serrano) but other than t...

This was absolutely delicious, but the name is deceiving. It's not what I'd consider "Southwestern" because it's not at all spicey. Maybe they are thinking of the lime butter....it's really go...

This was just delicious. The lime butter is what can be spicy, but you can control that with the type of chili pepper you use. I tone it down a bit and use a jalepeno instead of the serrano. O...

The rub is tasty but be aware, that it burns very easily (on a medium heat grill). So, by the time the chicken was done, it was very charred. But no matter... we don't eat the skin, so it was d...

We made this tonight and really enjoyed it!! I made a few changes so that is why I gave it only 4 stars. I made the marinade and put it on the boneless chicken breasts at least 2 hours ahead of...

It's been a while since Husband gave a meal a really enthusiastic two thumbs up, but this one was a complete hit. I marinaded boneless skinless chicken breasts all day, and cooked them on the Fo...

This is an excellent recipe. i first used it in the summer for a barbeque, and then recently made a slight variation to make it a fall dish. I omitted the lime butter altogether, and included sl...

We disagree with several of the previous reviews. We found the rub to be bland. Not much flavor. The lime butter saved this recipe from being more of a disappointment. We won't use this one agai...

This recipe is amazing! We had our friends over for a barbecue and they all loved it. We made it with a Mexican Rice from this site and one of our friends brought an Avocado Salad. All of the...