Pollo con Mojo de Ajo

The name of this recipe, translated from Spanish, is "Chicken with Garlic Sauce." A squeeze of lime juice brightens its flavor.


4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, about 2 tablespoons sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro, and 1 lime wedge)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 253
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 8.5 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 40.1 g
Carbohydrate 1.6 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 106 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 361 mg
Calcium 26 mg


4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon butter
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
4 lime wedges


Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.

Melt butter in pan over medium-low heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute (do not brown). Add broth; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook until broth mixture is reduced to 1/2 cup (about 4 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in lime juice. Serve sauce over chicken; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison,

Cooking Light

January 2005
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