One lime does double duty in this healthy chicken recipe. The zest adds a citrus punch to the rub for the chicken, and the lime segments are combined with blueberries for a tart and refreshing salsa. Add more chile if you like it hot. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2015

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  • Zest lime (reserve the fruit). Combine the zest, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Place chicken in a shallow dish meat-side up and spoon the mixture on top. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.

  • Preheat grill to medium.

  • Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the chicken until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part without touching bone registers 165 degrees F, 8 to 12 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving plate; let rest for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, slice ends off the reserved lime. With a sharp knife, remove the white pith and discard. Cut the segments from their surrounding membranes and coarsely chop. Combine in a small mixing bowl with blueberries, chile, shallot, cilantro and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, stirring gently. Serve with the chicken.


Make Ahead Tip: Marinate chicken (Step 1) for up to 8 hours.

Oiling a grill rack before you grill helps prevent foods from sticking. Once the grill is heated, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; 6.5 g total fat; 1.1 g saturated fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 279 mg sodium. 274 mg potassium; 8.4 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 25.3 g protein; 130 IU vitamin a iu; 11 mg vitamin c; 9 mcg folate; 25 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 28 mg magnesium;