Grilled Chicken With Cilantro Butter
4 chicken breasts with skin
1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
8 sprigs fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
Combine garlic, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a small dish; mash into a paste using the back side of a large spoon.
Add lime peel.
Loosen the skin of the chicken by slipping your hand between the meat and the skin.
Spread a quarter of the garlic mixture and tuck cilantro sprigs under the skin of each breast.
Combine chopped cilantro, butter, oil, and lime juice in a small bowl.
Brush chicken skin lightly with the mixture.
Sprinkle with remaining ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
Place chicken on grill, skin side down.
Brush with cilantro-butter mixture.
Cover and grill for 15 minutes.
Turn chicken; brush with half of the remaining cilantro-butter.
Cover and grill 10 minutes.
Without turning, brush chicken with remaining cilantro-butter.
Cover and grill 5 minutes or until done.