Restaurant Recipes

Cafe Annie Southwestern Grilled
Chicken with Lime Butter

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  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 to 3 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken parts

Lime Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 serrano chile, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced white onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Pinch of ground black pepper



  1. In a small bowl, combine first 8 ingredients. With a spoon or a basting brush, spread the seasoning paste over the chicken.
  2. Grill the chicken using medium heat for a gas grill or indirect heat for a charcoal grill. Close the lid and grill until chicken reaches 180 degrees F in the thighs and 170 degrees F in the breast, about 30 minutes.

Lime Butter

  1. In a small bowl, combine all lime butter ingredients. Drizzle over chicken just before serving or serve separately for dipping.


Per serving: Calories 643; Fat 45g; Carbohydrates 4g; Cholesterol 217mg; Sodium 531mg; Protein 55g


Source: Robert del Grande, Cafe Annie - Houston, Texas

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