Spice-Crusted Chicken with Citrus Salsa

Spice-Crusted Chicken with Citrus Salsa

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March 1998

While this recipe calls for oranges, grapefruit would work equally well. This salsa would also be terrific tucked into fish tacos.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Salsa
  • 2 navel oranges
  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Chicken
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1½ teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed (1-1¼ pounds total)


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  1. To make salsa: With a sharp knife, remove skin and white pith from oranges and discard. Working over a bowl, cut orange segments from their surrounding membranes. Stir in onion, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. To make chicken: Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add coriander, cumin and pepper; toast, stirring constantly, until aromatic, about 45 seconds. Transfer to a small bowl and add salt.
  3. Preheat grill or broiler.
  4. Coat the chicken with the spice mixture. Grill or broil on a lightly oiled rack until the chicken is opaque in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Top with the salsa.
  • Make Ahead Tip: The salsa (Step 1) will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 206 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 31 mcg folate; 78 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 279 IU vitamin A; 49 mg vitamin C; 71 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 425 mg sodium; 400 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (82% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ fruit, 4 lean meat

Reviews 3

February 13, 2012
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By: Danielle Wood
Good but SUPER strong spices The spice coating on the chicken was really strong & potent but the salsa was delicious!
January 26, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
very good Quite tasty and quick to assemble!
January 05, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
WOW!!! my whole family loved this!! Very tasty :)
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