Chicken | May 22, 2009

Texas Grilled Chicken with Lime Butter

Texas Grilled Chicken with Lime Butter

Texas Grilled Chicken with Lime Butter

Texas Grilled Chicken with Lime Butter

Memorial Day thought-
I dropped by my friend Anne Marie’s the other day, and there on her porch was a painting, waiting to be shipped. To say Anne is a talented artist is an understatement. Not only is Anne Marie a talented artist, but her husband Garth is a gifted landscape artist. Last night, Anne was featured on a local news story about Project Compassion. She and 4 other artists have taken on the monumental task of painting portraits of fallen soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan and giving the paintings to their families. So far, they have donated their time and talents and painted about 1,500 portraits. They only have about 3,500 to go! What an amazing gift of love.

Are you looking for an alternative to grilling hot dogs and hamburgers for Memorial Day weekend? OK, so maybe not for the kids, but the adults in your company will love this. I found this recipe when I Googled “chicken lime and onion”. About 386,000 results. The spice coating is really flavorful, so fresh vegetables are a perfect accompaniment. We had this last night with rice, corn on the cob and fresh green beans. The spices on the chicken make the outer layer a beautiful dark color. And the lime butter. Oh my. Pass it around. Yummy on top of the corn on the cob, too.
Happy Memorial Day. And thank you to all who give up so much to serve our country. We love you and will be praying for you.

Texas Grilled Chicken with Lime Butter


  • 3 1/2 lbs chicken bone in or boneless

Spice seasoning for chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar

Lime Butter:

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 Tablespoons fresh lime juice not out of the bottle
  • 1 Serrano chili minced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • cilantro chopped (optional)


  1. In a bowl, combine all of the spice coating ingredients. Blend well. Dip each piece of the chicken into the spice mixture, place in a 9 x 13 pan. 
  2. Grill the chicken, over medium heat. About 7-8 minutes on each side, if boneless. More time needed if chicken has bones attached.
  3. In another bowl, combine the butter and all of the lime butter ingredients. Mix well. Drizzle lime butter over chicken pieces on serving platter. Garnish with fresh lime slices. Or pass lime butter with the chicken.

Recipe Notes

-I used 4-5 large chicken breast halves, sliced in half, then pounded a little with a mallet to tenderize and thin out a bit for grilling .

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  1. I made this for dinner last night and it was yumm-o! I only used about 2 T. of butter in the sauce and thought that was very buttery. The best part was that Jonah ate the chicken, the only time he has eaten dinner well is this recipe and the south west enchiladas!!!!!

  2. I made this for my Daddy to take to work with him for dinner. Im still letting the Chicken marinade, but it looks SOOOO delish so far.
    You are my cooking Idol.