Grilled Chicken Breasts with Salsa Verde

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Salsa Verde

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From: EatingWell Magazine May/June 1998

Salsa verde, a piquant Italian herb sauce, dresses up basic grilled chicken breasts. The versatile sauce is also excellent with fish or pasta.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • Chicken
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, (about 1 pound total), trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. To prepare salsa verde: Combine parsley, capers and garlic in a blender or food processor; process until finely chopped. Add oil, lemon juice, water and anchovy paste and process until blended. Season with pepper.
  2. To prepare chicken: Prepare a grill or preheat broiler. Rub chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill or broil until no longer pink inside, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve with salsa verde.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the salsa verde (Step 1) up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 194 calories; 8 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 1 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 23 mcg folate; 87 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 666 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 20 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 429 mg sodium; 430 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 4 lean meat 1 fat (mono)

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