Chicken with Garden Salsa Recipe

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Chicken with Garden Salsa Recipe
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Chicken with Garden Salsa Recipe

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“Fresh chiles vary greatly in taste and price. A fruity serrano gives this dish authentic Mexican flavor, but jalapenos cost less and are more commonly available. To save time, use canned tomatoes and corn in the salsa.” Mary Relyea - Canastota, New York
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 slices Monterey Jack or pepper Jack cheese, halved

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, oil, garlic salt and pepper. Set aside 5 tablespoons. Pour remaining lime juice mixture into a resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal and turn to coat; let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the corn, tomato, pepper, green onion, cumin and 3 tablespoons reserved lime juice mixture. Cover and refrigerate.
Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Lightly oil the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting twice with remaining lime juice mixture.
Top with cheese; grill or broil 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Chicken with Garden Salsa in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 239 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 276mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 slices Monterey Jack or pepper Jack cheese, halved
  1. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, oil, garlic salt and pepper. Set aside 5 tablespoons. Pour remaining lime juice mixture into a resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal and turn to coat; let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the corn, tomato, pepper, green onion, cumin and 3 tablespoons reserved lime juice mixture. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Lightly oil the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting twice with remaining lime juice mixture.
  4. Top with cheese; grill or broil 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Chicken with Garden Salsa in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p57

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Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 64496
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"Nice flavor. I didn't use as much lime juice as it called for."

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jcbraatz1021 User ID: 5611928 207049
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"I really enjoyed this recipe! My husband said there was a little too much of a lime taste, but I loved it. I guess it's more of a personal preference."

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Louise.Hooper User ID: 1042332 130906
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"Thanks for a great, quick, easy recipe. The lime kind of tenderises the chicken so it cooks up brilliantly without becoming dry and tough."

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