Serrano Pepper Grilled Chicken

Serrano Pepper Grilled Chicken

A touch of heat sparks this tasty grilled chicken recipe.

15 min. prep time
6 servings
000 Ratings



1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, melted
4 serrano peppers, seeded, chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper


1 (3 to 4-pound) frying chicken, cut into 8 pieces


Green chile salsa or green chile taco sauce, if desired


Heat 1 side of gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white. Pleace coals to 1 side in charcoal grill. Make aluminum foil drip pan; place opposite coals.

Stir together all sauce ingredients in small bowl.

Place chicken pieces on grill over drip pan; brush with sauce. Cover; grill, turning and basting occasionally with sauce, until internal temperature reaches at least 165°F. and juices run clear when pierced with a fork (50 to 60 minutes). Serve with salsa, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 220

Fat: 13g

Cholesterol: 85mg

Sodium: 230mg

Carbohydrates: 3g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 22g

Recipe #7356©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This recipe cauaght my eye because we grow serrano peppers, and it sounds wonderful. I am going to make it with skinless, boneless chicken breasts because we like our chicken that way, Another time I may try it with chicken thighs as an appetizer.
Will see how it works out. Thanks for sharing. Ciao, Babe

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