Grilled Chicken Breast with Charred Corn Salsa

Grilling is a perfect way to add a smoky flavor to foods without extra fat.


serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken breast, 1/3 cup salsa, and 1 lime slice)

Nutritional Information

Calories 270
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 8 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 4.2 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 35 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 596 mg
Calcium 28 mg


3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
4 (5-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 (7-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
4 lime slices
4 cilantro sprigs (optional)


Prepare grill.

Combine 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1/2 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, lemon pepper, and chicken in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

While chicken marinates, heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add corn, onion, and bell peppers; saute 4 to 5 minutes or until slightly blackened. Transfer corn mixture to a bowl; stir in 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1/2 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cilantro, and black pepper.

Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until done. Serve chicken with salsa and lime slices. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.


June 2002
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