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Pollo con Mojo de Ajo

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.

Cooking Light JANUARY 2005

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 253
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 8.5g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 40.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.6g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 106mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 361mg
  • Calcium: 26mg
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