Spiced Grilled Maple Lime Chicken Spiced Grilled Maple Lime Chicken

Spiced Grilled Maple Lime Chicken | Food styling by Sarah Sweeney | Prop styling by Jennifer Evans Image by: Raina + Wilson

Marinating the chicken in a spiced buttermilk keeps it moist and tender. We love this marinade for juicy chicken thighs and thick pork chops.

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Total time 4 hours & 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 8 pieces bone-in chicken
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Method

In large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, 2 tbsp of the cilantro, the garam masala, garlic powder, half of the salt, the pepper and cayenne pepper. Add chicken, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning occasionally, until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part reads 
165°F, about 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together maple syrup, lime zest and lime juice. Brush chicken all over with maple syrup mixture; grill until glossy and coated, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sodium 188 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 23 g
  • Calories 211
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Potassium 304 mg
  • Cholesterol 75 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3
  • Vitamin C 2
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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