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Grilled Chicken With Cilantro Butter

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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.

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