Grilled Chicken with Chipotle-Avocado Salsa

Sneak in extra flavor by marinating chicken in taco seasoning blended with honey and lime before grilling. Fresh salsa makes a perfect pairing.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Chicken

1
(1 oz) pkg. Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons lime juice
1
tablespoon honey
2
(3 to 3 1/2-lb.) quartered frying chickens (8 quarters), skin and fat removed if desired

Salsa

1
medium tomato, chopped
1
medium avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1
to 2 teaspoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7 or 11-oz. can)

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, combine taco seasoning mix, oil, lime juice and honey; mix well. Brush mixture evenly over all sides of chicken quarters.
  • 2 When grill is heated, place chicken on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, turning frequently.
  • 3 Meanwhile, combine all salsa ingredients; mix well. Serve salsa mixture with chicken.

Expert Tips

You can substitute bone-in chicken breasts for the quartered fryers if you like. Just be sure to cook the chicken until it is fork-tender and the juices run clear.

To broil chicken, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide, turning frequently.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
245),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
130mg
130%;
Sodium
370mg
370%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
41g
41%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
14%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 6 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.