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Southwest Marinated Grilled Chicken


Knock dinner out of the park with this slammin' Southwest Marinated Grilled Chicken. Packed with tons of flavor, this dinner will become a new family favorite.

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  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken quarters
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


Preparation time 480mins
Cooking time 540mins
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Step 1

Add lemon juice to a small bowl.

Whisk in spices until combined, whisk in melted butter. Reserve 1/2 cup for basting.

Place washed chicken in a large resealable bag and pour marinade over, gently massage to combine chicken with flavors.

Seal, place in pan and chill for 8 hours.

Preheat grill to 350 to 400°F (medium high heat). Remove chicken from marinade, discard marinade.

Grill covered with grill lid, 45 to 60 minutes or until chicken reaches 145°, basting often with reserved butter mixture.

Note: you will need to re-heat the mixture before basting.

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