Thursday, May 26, 2011

Key Lime Grilled Chicken

This is my favorite grilled chicken recipe of all time for two reasons: it includes butter; and it includes lime. Also, it includes butter. Do I need to say more? No. I do not. But I'm going to. There is no marinating required here, it calls for 4 ingredients (one of which is butter) and it's ready in the time it takes to grill your chicken. Plus, the recipe includes butter.

For the key lime sauce:

1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
1/4 cup lime juice (about 4 limes)
1/4 cup chili sauce (if you've never bought this before, it's at the grocery store by the ketchup)
1/2 tsp. seasoning salt

For the chicken:

4 lbs. chicken pieces
1 Tbl. seasoning salt

Prepare your grill. Rub chicken with seasoning salt, and place on the grill. While chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the lime juice, chili sauce, and seasoning salt, and cook for 1 minute.
Take the sauce out to the grill and baste the chicken a few times until chicken is cooked through. (I used breasts that were on the small side, and they only took around 6 minutes a side. For large thick pieces, plan on 18-22 minutes per side.)

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