Eating Smart is Tasty with Cilantro Lime Chicken and Avocado Salsa

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
Cooking spray
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

Preparation:

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.

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