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Lime-Cilantro Marinade for Chicken Recipe

Lime-Cilantro Marinade for Chicken Recipe

This marinade is low-calorie and low-sodium. It is wonderful for chicken, but you can also use it on pork or fish.—Roz Walton, Auburn, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)

Directions

  • 1. In a blender, combine the first eight ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Place marinade in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. 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 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 175 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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