Garlic, red pepper, lime and cilantro make a zesty marinade for chicken breasts before putting them on the grill.Yield: 6 servings
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Nutritional Highlights: In spite of its divisive nature – you either love or hate cilantro – it contains disease-fighting vitamin K and beta-carotene.Recipe Created By: Kristen Winston
Recipe From: Tennessee Home and Farm
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Tips & Notes
Do you have a lot of leftover cilantro with this recipe? Serve up a side of Zesty Corn and Black Bean Salsa, which also uses a lime and cilantro dressing.
- Place chicken breasts in zipper-seal bag. Using a rolling pin or similar implement, flatten the thicker parts of the chicken so they match the thinner parts. You want a consistent thickness (no thinner than 3/4 of an inch) throughout to ensure the chicken cooks evenly.
- Mix marinade ingredients and pour over chicken. Marinate at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Remove from bag.
- On gas grill over medium-high heat, grill chicken breasts with lid down for six minutes. Turn and grill with the lid up 6 to 10 more minutes or until chicken reaches 170 degrees on a meat thermometer.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 475, Fat – 29.5g, Protein – 49.5g, Vitamin C – 12%, Iron – 12%.
**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.