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Grilled Tomatillo Chicken Recipe

Grilled Tomatillo Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper.
  • 3. Serve tomatillo mixture and chicken with rice; dollop with sour cream if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup tomatillo mixture (calculated without rice and sour cream) equals 324 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 595 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 41 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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