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Quick Chicken Southwest

Quick Chicken Southwest

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

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15 min
Prep Time
04 hrs 25 min
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

How to make

  1. STEP 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. STEP 2

    Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

  3. STEP 3

    Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Place chicken onto grill. Grill, turning once, 9-11 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165⁰F and juices run clear when pierced with a fork. Top each chicken breast with 2 slices cheese. Continue grilling until cheese begins to melt.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

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Tip #1

Broiling Directions: Heat broiler. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Place chicken onto greased broiler pan. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat, turning once, 20-24 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165⁰F and juices run clear when pierced with a fork. Top each chicken breast with 2 slices cheese. Continue broiling just until cheese begins to melt.

Nutrition (1 serving)

430 Calories
26 Fat (g)
115 Cholesterol (mg)
490 Sodium (mg)
6 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
43 Protein (g)
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