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Grilled Firecracker Chicken

Yield 4 servings (Chicken pictured on page 16.)
Prep: 5 minutes Marinate: 15 minutes Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup no-sugar-added apple jelly
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 6 slices canned jalapeno peppers
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Fresh jalapeno pepper slices (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 168
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 3.2 g
  • satfat 0.9 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 26.6 g
  • carbohydrate 6.5 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 72 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 128 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in container of an electric blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth.

  2. Place chicken in a heavy-duty, zip-top plastic bag. Add 1/4 cup tomato sauce mixture, reserving remaining tomato sauce mixture. Seal bag, and shake until chicken is well coated. Marinate in refrigerator at least 15 minutes.

  3. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Coat grill rack with cooking spray, and place on grill over medium-hot coals (350° to 400°). Place chicken on rack; grill, covered, 5 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with reserved tomato sauce mixture. Garnish with fresh jalapeno slices, if desired.

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