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Grilled Lime Chicken

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Grilled Lime Chicken
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4
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A trio of Cuban favorites--lime, garlic, and cumin--flavors this chicken, cooked whole on the grill.
Updated Jun 10, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Look for limeade concentrate in the frozen foods section of your local grocery store.
  • tip 2
    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

560 Calories, 30g Total Fat, 60g Protein, 12g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
270
Total Fat
30g
46%
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
195mg
65%
Sodium
770mg
32%
Potassium
520mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
60g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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