Mexicali Chicken for Two Recipe
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Mexicali Chicken for Two Recipe

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“This recipe has been a family favorite for many years. It’s great served with Spanish rice and refried beans. Cilantro may be added to the salsa, if desired.” —Avanell Hewitt, North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 2 bacon strips, halved
  • 2 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese
  • 2 lime wedges

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 228 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 532 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the tomato, onion, jalapeno, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Chill until serving.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with taco seasoning; set aside. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain.
  3. If grilling the chicken, using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and 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 meat thermometer reads 170°.
  4. Top with bacon and cheese; cook 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with salsa; squeeze lime wedges over top. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Mexicali Chicken for Two in Healthy Cooking

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 228 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 532 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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