Southwestern Grilled Chicken with Lime Butter

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Chef Robert Del Grande, owner and executive chef of Houston's Cafe Annie captures the flair and essence of the Southwest with a combination of cinnamon, chili powder, cocoa and pepper. A spike of lime in the butter drizzle adds refreshing zest.

INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):


  • In a small bowl, combine first 8 ingredients. With a spoon or a basting brush, spread seasoning paste over the chicken.
  • Grill chicken using medium heat for a gas grill or indirect heat for a charcoal grill. Close the lid and grill until chicken reaches 180 degrees F in the thighs and 170 degrees F in the breast, about 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine all lime butter ingredients. Drizzle over chicken just before serving or serve separately for dipping.

  • Approximate Grilling Times for Chicken and Poultry