Southwest Grilled Chicken Recipe
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Southwest Grilled Chicken Recipe

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“Lime juice and a splash of pepper sauce lend refreshing zest to this flavorful take on grilled chicken. It's so easy, you'll make it often.” —Molly Seidel, Edgewood, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 166 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 1 hour.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Southwest Grilled Chicken in Country Woman April/May 2009, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 166 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 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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Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"The next time I make this I will use less lime juice as it was overpowering all the other seasonings in this dish."

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Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

"Simple to prepare. Mildly flavored."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 15, 2011

"I combined this recipe with a similar one and added pepper jack cheese, bacon strips and served it as a sandwich on toasted sourdough. It was pretty good, but I broiled the chicken in the oven instead of grilling it. The flavor was still good, but I think grilling is probably the way to go."

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"This was ok, easy and the chicken absorbed the flavor really well. Personally I didn't particularly care for the flavor, though."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"Southwest grilled chicken is a simple, easy dinner to make, and one my family simply loves. It's a keeper and definitely going in my recipe box."

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