Grilled Chicken with Blueberry-Lime Salsa

Grilled Chicken with Blueberry-Lime Salsa

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From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2015

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt plus ⅛ teaspoon, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 bone-in, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (thawed), coarsely chopped if large
  • ½ serrano or jalapeño pepper, or to taste, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

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  1. Zest lime (reserve the fruit). Combine the zest, oil, ¼ 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.
  2. Preheat grill to medium.
  3. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the chicken until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part without touching bone registers 165°F, 8 to 12 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving plate; let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. 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 ⅛ 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 information

  • Serving size: ½ chicken breast & about ¼ cup salsa
  • Per serving: 193 calories; 7 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 68 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 130 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 25 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 279 mg sodium; 274 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean meat, ½ fat

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