Lime-Jalapeno Chicken

Lime-Jalapeno Chicken

Makes: 8 servings, about 1.5 ounces each
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes (including 1 hour marinating time)

Tangy, mildly spicy and tender, this chicken is delicious with black beans and salsa.

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice, (about 2 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1-1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat, tenders removed

Preparation

  1. Whisk lime juice, oil, vinegar, cumin and salt in a small bowl. Stir in jalapeno. Place chicken in a shallow baking dish and pour the marinade over it, turning to coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, turning once, or overnight.
  2. Preheat grill to high heat. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the chicken until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Let cool slightly; thinly slice crosswise. Serve warm or chilled.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Marinate chicken in the refrigerator for up to 1 day and/or refrigerate cooked chicken for up to 1 day. Slice just before serving.

To oil a grill: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to spray the food with cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 8
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 69
  • % Daily values *
  • 3% Total Fat 2g
    • 0% Saturated Fat 0g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • 10% Cholesterol 31mg
  • 3% Potassium 98mg
  • 2% Sodium 46mg
  • 0% Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • 0% Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Sugars 0g
  • 22% Protein 11g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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