Lime- and Chili-Rubbed Chicken Breasts

Lime- and Chili-Rubbed Chicken Breasts

A robust rub turns ordinary chicken into extraordinary grilled chicken.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

2
teaspoons chili powder
2
teaspoons packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons grated lime peel
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
2
teaspoons olive or canola oil
  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix chili powder, brown sugar, lime peel, salt, garlic powder and ground red pepper. Rub both sides of chicken with oil, then with spice mixture.
  2. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 15 minutes, turning once or twice, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty Tip:
Refrigerating the "rubbed" chicken 20 to 30 minutes before grilling really enhances the flavor.
You can bake the chicken. Place the rubbed chicken in a foil-lined shallow baking pan and bake in a 375°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 200
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 390mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 31g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.