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Blackened Chicken with a Cilantro-Lime “Butter” Sauce

Recipe inspired by "Spiced Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Lime Butter" from Taste of Home

Chicken Marinade
 1 tbsp chili powder
 1 tbsp organic brown coconut sugar
 2 tsp cinnamon
 1 tsp baking cocoa
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp pepper
 3 tbsp avocado oil
 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 2 lbs chicken thighs
Cilantro-Lime "Butter" Sauce
  cup non-dairy buttery spread, melted
 ¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced
 2 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
 1 tbsp lime juice
  tsp pepper

In a small bowl, whisk together the 8 ingredients for the marinade. Pour into a resealable bag with chicken to coat.


Preheat barbecue on medium heat for 5 minutes. Coat the grill with a nonstick spray. Line the grill with the chicken thighs and cook for 15 minutes, then flip the chicken. Wait another 20-25 minutes until slightly charred and remove from heat.


In a small bowl, combine the "butter" ingredients and drizzle over the chicken before serving.