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
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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