Quick Chicken Southwest

Quick Chicken Southwest
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Fire up the grill for these lime-marinated chicken breasts topped with cheese and salsa.
15 min
Prep Time
4:25
Total Time
4 servings

Ingredients

Marinade

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

Chicken

4 (6-ounce)
boneless skinless chicken breast halves

Toppings

8 (2 1/4x1x1/8-inch) slices
Land O Lakes® Cheddar Cheese
3 cups
hot cooked rice
1 cup
thick salsa, heated
8
avocado slices

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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
Cholesterol
115mg
Carbohydrates
6g
Protein
43g
Fat
26g
Sodium
490mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

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