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Serrano Pepper Grilled Chicken

Serrano Pepper Grilled Chicken

A touch of heat sparks this tasty grilled chicken recipe.

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15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 05 min
Total Time



1 Half Stick (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 (cayenne)


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


Green chile salsa or green chile taco sauce, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    Stir together all sauce ingredients in small bowl.

  3. STEP 3

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

Nutrition (1 serving)

220 Calories
13 Fat (g)
85 Cholesterol (mg)
230 Sodium (mg)
3 Carbohydrates (g)
<1 Dietary Fiber
22 Protein (g)
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