Eating healthier with an eye toward losing weight or keeping it off doesn’t mean having to give up on great tasting foods. If it’s time to add a healthy – and easy – recipe to your menu, this tasty treat is sure to please those with a flavor for spices and a passion for cooking.
Cilantro Lime Chicken With Avocado Salsa
This dish with a little bit of a kick has a recommended serving size of one chicken breast half and about a ¼ cup of salsa.
What You’ll Need for the chicken
4 (6 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 Tbsp of minced fresh cilantro
2.5 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1.5 Tbsp of olive oil
¼ tsp salt
Here’s what you’ll need for the salsa
1 cup of chopped plum or grape tomatoes
2 Tbsp finely chopped Vidalia onion
2 tsp fresh lime juice
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1 avocado, peeled and finely chopped
For the chicken, combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl to create a marinade. Just toss the items together and place the chicken inside. Let this stand for at least 3 minutes. Remove the chicken from the marinade and sprinkle the ¼ tsp of salt evenly over all the pieces. Heat up a grill pan over medium to high heat. Coat the pan lightly with cooking spray and then cook chicken until done. (Approximately 6 minutes on each side).
For the salsa, combine the tomato and the next 4 ingredients in a bowl. Add avocado and stir gently. Serve fresh salsa over the chicken.
This recipe has about 289 calories a serving, 13.2 grams of fat, 35.6 grams of protein, 6.6 grams of carbohydrate and 383 mg of sodium.