Grilled Lime Chicken

A trio of Cuban favorites--lime, garlic, and cumin--flavors this chicken, cooked whole on the grill.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4

1
whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb)
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
cup frozen limeade concentrate (from 12-oz can), thawed

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove backbone from chicken; discard. Firmly press whole chicken to flatten. Cut two 1/2-inch slits through each breast about 1 inch from tip; tuck legs into slits. Fold each wing back behind the neck area.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix salt, cumin, pepper, and garlic powder. Rub mixture all over outside of chicken. Place chicken in 13x9-inch disposable foil pan, breast side up. Place pan of chicken on grill over medium-low heat. Cover grill; cook chicken 20 minutes. Turn chicken over; insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh and does not touch bone. Cook 10 to 15 minutes longer, brushing with limeade last 5 minutes of cook time, until thermometer reads 180°F and legs move easily when lifted or twisted.
  • 3 Remove chicken from grill; cover with foil. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

Look for limeade concentrate in the frozen foods section of your local grocery store.

Prefer to cook inside? Heat oven to 400°F. Bake chicken breast-side down on broiler pan 20 minutes. Turn and bake 10 to 15 minutes longer, brushing with limeade last 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
(
Calories from Fat
270),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
195mg
195%;
Sodium
770mg
770%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
60g
60%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 8 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.