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Lime-Cilantro Marinade for Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.

Makes

6 servings

This marinade is low-calorie and low-sodium. It is wonderful for chicken, but you can also use it on pork or fish.—Roz Walton, Auburn, Maine

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine the first eight ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Place marinade in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Lightly oil the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half: 175 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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