Grilled Lime Chicken

Grilled Lime Chicken

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

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whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb)
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground cumin
teaspoon pepper
teaspoon garlic powder
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.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen 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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 560
    • (Calories from Fat 270),
  • Total Fat 30g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 195mg;
  • Sodium 770mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 60g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.