Go Back

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 .