Chili Crusted Chicken with Salsa Mop Sauce

Chili Crusted Chicken with Salsa Mop Sauce

Unbelievably easy and very economical, this crispy grilled chicken recipe is sure to please even the fussiest of eaters.
Total Time 45 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 6 whole chicken legs
  • 1 pkg (39 g) Old El Paso* Chili Seasoning Mix
  • 1 jar (650 mL) Old El Paso* Thick N' Chunky Salsa
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh cilantro or parsley


  1. Trim excess fat and skin from chicken legs. Place chili seasoning mix in a shallow dish and coat each chicken leg on all sides, shaking off excess.
  2. In a glass bowl or measuring cup, stir together salsa and cilantro; set aside.
  3. Grill chicken over medium coals for 30 to 35 minutes or until juices run clear, turning often to prevent excessive blackening and flare-ups.
  4. Place grilled chicken on a serving platter and spoon sauce over top. Garnish with additional fresh cilantro if desired."

Expert Tips

  • Serve with grilled garlic bread to 'mop' up the salsa and a green salad for an al fresco dinner — finish off with fresh fruit and sorbet for dessert.