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A three-minute dip into a pungent cilantro-lime marinade is all that's needed to deliver big flavor to chicken breasts. Serve with saffron rice.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2009

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about 1/4 cup salsa)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss and let stand 3 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.

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  • To prepare salsa, combine tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a medium bowl. Add avocado; stir gently to combine. Serve salsa over chicken.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

289 calories; fat 13.2g; saturated fat 2.4g; mono fat 7.5g; poly fat 1.9g; protein 35.6g; carbohydrates 6.6g; fiber 3.6g; cholesterol 94mg; iron 1.6mg; sodium 383mg; calcium 29mg.
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