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Lime-Ginger Chicken Tenders Recipe

Lime-Ginger Chicken Tenders Recipe

We cook a lot of boneless, skinless chicken breasts because they're low in fat, high in protein, and almost always a smart buy at the grocery store. To keep things exciting, I add a few of our favorites to the mix like jalapenos, lime and fresh ginger. —Samantha Anderson, Fort Worth, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, mix the first nine ingredients. Add chicken; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked chicken equals 226 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 368 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 39 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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