Low Calorie

Chili Lime Chicken

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55 minutes

Ingredients

  •  lb boneless skinless chicken breasts4 medium (6-oz) chicken breasts
  • ¼ c lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1-2 jalapeñosminced
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 2 cloves garlicminced
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • chopped cilantroto taste
  • thinly sliced jalapeñosto taste
  • bag salad (side)

Instructions

 

  1. Place chicken breasts in a gallon ziplock bag.
  2. Combine the lime juice, olive oil, and honey in a mixing cup or bowl; whisk until the honey is dissolved. Add the jalapeños (if desired), lime zest, garlic, chili powder, and salt and whisk once more. Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts; use your (clean) hands to massage the marinade into the chicken through the bag. Transfer the chicken to the fridge; marinate at least 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat. Place the chicken on the grill; cook 5-6 minutes and baste with several times with the remaining marinade. Flip the chicken and grill 5-6 minutes more, or until an instant read thermometer registers 165°F.
  4. Remove the chicken from the grill to a cutting board and rest for 5 minutes. Slice against the grain and garnish with chopped cilantro and thinly sliced jalapeno if desired.

Quick Tip

For a deeper flavor, marinate for up to 4 hours.