Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mojo Grilled Chicken Breasts

D made this to go with the Southwest Zucchini boats.  It was very moist and flavorful.  I like the onions as well because they were sweet.  Would have again.

Mojo Grilled Chicken Breasts

Photo by ALB

The red onions develop a nice char on the grill, but they finish cooking and develop a depth and sweetness once left to steam. Drizzle any juices from the onion mixture over the grilled chicken.

Yield:Serves 4 (serving size: about 4 ounces chicken, about 1/4 cup onions, and 1/4 avocado)

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
6 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray
1 medium red onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rings
1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
1 lime, cut into wedges
Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

1. Combine 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) in a large bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup marinade in a medium bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and chicken to remaining marinade, turning to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.

2. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion slices to pan; grill 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and onions to reserved 1/4 cup marinade; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand 10 minutes.

3. Return grill pan to high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add chicken to pan; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Serve chicken with onion mixture, avocado slices, and lime wedges. Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
Calories: 217; Fat: 9.8 g; Satfat: 1.6 g; Monofat: 5.3 g; Polyfat: 1.2 g; Protein: 25 g; Carbohydrate: 7 g; Fiber: 3 g; Cholesterol: 73 mg; Iron: 1 mg; Sodium: 495 mg; Calcium: 17 mg; Sugars: 1 g; Est. Added Sugars: 0 g

Cooking Light, JUNE 2016

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