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Tropical Lime Chicken Recipe

Tropical Lime Chicken Recipe

"This recipe has long been a favorite of my family. I found it many years ago in a recipe book and altered it to please our tastebuds. Every time I make it, I alter the salsa. You can add papaya, green pepper or any other healthy ingredients you prefer. " —Jennifer Eilts, Lincoln, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • SALSA:
  • 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1 medium kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • CHICKEN:
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the salsa ingredients; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lime juice, oil, lime peel, salt and pepper; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  • 3. Drain and discard marinade. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 3 in. from the heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Meanwhile, cook couscous according to package directions. Serve with chicken and salsa. Yield: 4 servings (1 cup salsa).

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup couscous and 1/4 cup salsa equals 371 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein.