Chicken with Citrus Salsa Recipe

Chicken with Citrus Salsa Recipe
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Chicken with Citrus Salsa Recipe

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Topped with tart citrus and sweet honey salsa, this tender grilled chicken is an attractive entree. The mouthwatering recipe comes from Molly Slosson of Westport, Washington.—Molly Slosson, Westport, Washington
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pink grapefruit sections
  • 2/3 cup orange sections
  • 1/2 medium lemon, peeled and cut into sections
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash onion powder
  • Dash garlic powder
  • Dash dried oregano
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Directions

For salsa, in a small bowl, combine the grapefruit, orange and lemon. Combine the cilantro, lime juice, honey, lime peel and cayenne; stir into fruit mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
In a small bowl, combine the cumin, chili powder, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and oregano; sprinkle over chicken.
Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Serve with salsa. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Citrus Salsa in Light & Tasty August/September 2006, p63

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 206 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit.

  • 1 cup pink grapefruit sections
  • 2/3 cup orange sections
  • 1/2 medium lemon, peeled and cut into sections
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash onion powder
  • Dash garlic powder
  • Dash dried oregano
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  1. For salsa, in a small bowl, combine the grapefruit, orange and lemon. Combine the cilantro, lime juice, honey, lime peel and cayenne; stir into fruit mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cumin, chili powder, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and oregano; sprinkle over chicken.
  3. Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Serve with salsa. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Citrus Salsa in Light & Tasty August/September 2006, p63

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