Grilled Tomatillo Chicken for Two Recipe
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Grilled Tomatillo Chicken for Two Recipe

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This winning dish gets its flavorful kick from a tomatillo mixture jazzed up with lime juice, cilantro and jalapeno. Dollop with sour cream and serve over rice for a memorable meal. —Audrey Kinne, Elkhart, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 tomatillos, husks removed, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 pickled jalapeno slices, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup tomatillo mixture (calculated without rice and sour cream): 324 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 596mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 40g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Top with cheese; cook 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add the tomatillos, lime juice, jalapenos and garlic; cook 3 minutes longer. Stir in the cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper. Serve tomatillo mixture and chicken and with rice; dollop with sour cream if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Tomatillo Chicken for Two in Taste of Home

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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JANENOV46 User ID: 3295323 191631
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"This is delicious, and since there is only 2 of us no waste. Since we are on Weight Watchers Program we loved the tomatillo salsa not only for the flavors but because it is very waist friendly. Will be making this again!"

djakins User ID: 3730659 189409
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"Wonderful. I used chicken thighs instead of breasts because we like them better. I had 5 boneless, skinless thighs and put 1/2 slice of provolone on each. This is really good and I'll definitely make it again."

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