Quick Chicken Southwest

Quick Chicken Southwest

Fire up the grill for these lime-marinated chicken breasts topped with cheese and salsa.

15 min. prep time
4 servings
000 Ratings



1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic


4 (6-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves


3 cups hot cooked rice
1 cup thick salsa, heated
8 avocado slices


Combine all marinade ingredients except chicken breasts in large resealable plastic food bag; add chicken. Tightly seal bag. Turn bag several times to coat chicken well. Place bag in 13x9-inch pan. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Place chicken on grill. Grill, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink (9 to 11 minutes). Top each chicken breast with 2 slices cheese. Continue grilling until cheese begins to melt (1 to 2 minutes).

To serve, place grilled chicken breasts over rice. Top each chicken breast with 1/4 cup warm salsa. Garnish with 2 avocado slices and fresh cilantro leaves, if desired.

Broiling Directions: Heat broiler. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Place chicken on greased broiler pan. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink (20 to 24 minutes). Top each chicken breast with 2 slices cheese. Continue broiling just until cheese begins to melt (30 seconds to 1 minute).

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 430

Fat: 26g

Cholesterol: 115mg

Sodium: 490mg

Carbohydrates: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 43g

Recipe #6396©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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