Cilantro Chicken

Karen Steffens

Fresh cilantro, lime juice, honey, and garlic add zip to this simple, healthy grilled chicken main dish.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
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Recipe Time

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Marinate: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 278
  • Calories from fat: 15%
  • Protein: 53g
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.5g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 293mg
  • Cholesterol: 132mg

Ingredients

  • 4 boned, skinned chicken breast halves (2 lb. total)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

  1. 1. Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness (about 1/2 in.) and place in a shallow baking pan.
  2. 2. In a small bowl, mix lime juice, cilantro, garlic, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pour over chicken and turn pieces to coat evenly. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  3. 3. Lay chicken on a grill over medium heat (you can hold your hand over the surface only 4 to 5 seconds) and cook, turning once, until no longer pink in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side.
  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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