Chicken With Garden Salsa

By AuntieM234

This salsa can quickly change an ordinary piece of chicken into a southwestern dish bursting with flavor.

Chicken With Garden Salsa
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped*

  • 1 green onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 slices Monterey Jack or pepper Jack cheese, halved

Directions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, oil, garlic salt and pepper. Set aside 5 tablespoons. Pour remaining lime juice mixture into a resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal and turn to coat; let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the corn, tomato, pepper, green onion, cumin and 3 tablespoons reserved lime juice mixture. Cover and refrigerate.

  3. Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting twice with remaining lime juice mixture.

  4. Top with cheese; grill or broil 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

  5. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.

  6. Editor's Note: We recommend wearing disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers. Avoid touching your face.

  7. *“Fresh chilies vary greatly in taste and price. A fruity Serrano gives this dish authentic Mexican flavor, but jalapenos cost less and are more commonly available. To save time, use canned tomatoes and corn in the salsa.”


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
1 chicken breast half with 1/3 cup salsa equals
Calories
239
Fat
9g
Cholesterol
74 mg
Sodium
276 mg
Carbohydrate
13g
Fiber
2g
Protein
28g
Diabetic Exchanges
3 lean meat
1 starch
1 fat

chicken/poultry salsa main dish

7 replies

Dillmandog
Dillmandog 2015-04-08 05:57:48 -0500 Report

It looks like there may be beans included in the picture. Should there be beans in recipe ingredients?

Dillmandog
Dillmandog 2015-04-08 05:57:33 -0500 Report

It looks like there may be beans included in the picture. Should there be beans in recipe ingredients?

Dillmandog
Dillmandog 2015-04-08 05:57:26 -0500 Report

It looks like there may be beans included in the picture. Should there be beans in recipe ingredients?

Jacqueline64
Jacqueline64 2011-08-27 11:46:50 -0500 Report

WOW do I feel dumb..I asked a question somewhere, don't know w here right now, asking where I could find the nutritional info on the recipes I was reading..Any closer they'd have bit me!..

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-08-24 16:34:30 -0500 Report

Sorry guys, I guess I didn't do the link correctly. If you want to go to the image of the recipe, you will need to copy and paste from the http: I would correct it if I could. ;-) Mara