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mojito grilled chicken

Mojito grilled chicken

Published: June 3, 2015 at 12:44 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + marinating
  • A little effort
  • Serves 4

We've given grilled chicken a mojito twist in this summery BBQ recipe. Rum and sugar caramelise well when cooked together in a marinade – do keep an eye on this as it cooks and adjust the grill to get a nicely browned skin without too much blackening. You can also barbecue the chicken if you like. Serve with rice and a tomato salad.


This grilled chicken recipe captures the flavour of a classic mojito. Also check out more of our sizzling BBQ chicken recipes.


  • 4 chicken pieces, drumsticks or breast on the bone
  • 3 tbsp mint or white rum
  • limes or basmati rice or crisp green salad
  • to serve  sliced avocado


  • STEP 1

    Put the chicken pieces in a ziploc bag with the mint sprigs. mix the rum, lime zest and juice and sugar and add it to the bag along with some seasoning. Close the bag and massage in the marinade. marinate for at least 30 minutes or for up to 24 hours.

  • STEP 2

    heat the grill. Lay the chicken pieces on a grill rack set over a roasting tin and grill on both sides until the pieces are cooked through – this may take up to 25 minutes for bigger pieces. if there are any marinade juices left in the bag you can use them to baste the chicken but cook it well after using them – don’t finish the chicken with it. serve with lime wedges to squeeze over.

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