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Chicken with Garden Salsa for Two

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 01, 2022
“Fresh chiles vary greatly in taste and price. A fruity serrano gives this dish authentic Mexican flavor, but jalapenos cost less and are more commonly available. To save time, use canned tomatoes and corn in the salsa.” Mary Relyea - Canastota, NY


  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 green onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 slice Monterey Jack or pepper Jack cheese, halved


  1. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, oil, garlic salt and pepper. Set aside 3 tablespoons. Pour remaining lime juice mixture into a resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal and turn to coat; let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the corn, tomato, pepper, green onion, cumin and 2 tablespoons reserved lime juice mixture. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting twice with remaining lime juice mixture.
  4. Top with cheese; grill or broil 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with salsa.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 231 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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