Barbecue Chicken Recipes

Southwest Chicken Barbecue

Before grilling the chicken breasts, marinate them for flavor and moistness. Once grilled, serve with your favorite southwestern toppings.

10 min. prep time
4 servings
151 Rating



1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
4 (5-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves


4 ounces colby jack cheese, cut into 8 slices
1 cup thick and chunky salsa, heated
8 avocado slices


Combine all marinade ingredients in large resealable plastic food bag; add chicken. Tightly seal bag; turn bag several times to coat chicken well. Place bag into 13x9-inch pan. Refrigerate, turning occasionally, 30 minutes.

Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

Remove chicken from marinade; drain. Discard marinade. Place chicken onto grill. Grill chicken 12 minutes; turn. Continue grilling 4-6 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

Top each chicken breast with 2 pieces cheese. Continue grilling 1-2 minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Serve with warm salsa and avocado slices.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 410

Fat: 26g

Cholesterol: 165mg

Sodium: 810mg

Carbohydrates: 4g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 40g

Recipe #5307©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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