Jalapeno-Cilantro Grilled Chicken

Jalapeno-Cilantro Grilled Chicken This grilled jalapeno chicken is a great dish for a BBQ or any type of gathering. It’s always a crowd-pleaser!


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Time Details

    PREP : 25 mins

    COOK : 25 mins

    TOTAL : 8 hrs

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Combine cilantro, parsley, olive oil, soy sauce, cooking wine, jalapeno peppers, garlic, cumin, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a blender. Blend thoroughly until mixture is bright green with a slightly chunky consistency.

  • Pour marinade into a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Set the remaining marinade aside.

  • Cook chicken on the preheated grill, brushing occasionally with reserved marinade, until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 25 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Per Serving: 467 calories; protein 23.2g; carbohydrates 8.2g; fat 38.2g; cholesterol 69.9mg; sodium 2012.4mg. You can substitute chicken breasts, or wings for the chicken drumsticks and thighs, if you’d like, but I think chicken legs work the best.