Chili Crusted Chicken with Salsa Mop Sauce

Chili Crusted Chicken with Salsa Mop Sauce
  • Medium
  • 45 Minutes
  • Chicken
  • Serves 6
  • Other
Unbelievably easy and very economical, this crispy grilled chicken recipe is sure to please even the fussiest of eaters.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • In a glass bowl or measuring cup, stir together salsa and cilantro; set aside.
  • Grill chicken over medium coals for 30 to 35 minutes or until juices run clear, turning often to prevent excessive blackening and flare-ups.
  • Place grilled chicken on a serving platter and spoon sauce over top. Garnish with additional fresh cilantro if desired."

Expert Tips

Tip: 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.