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




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

1/2 chicken breast & about 1/4 cup salsa
193 calories; protein 25.3g; carbohydrates 8.4g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 4.2g; fat 6.5g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 67.7mg; vitamin a iu 130.1IU; vitamin c 11.2mg; folate 9mcg; calcium 24.6mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 28.1mg; potassium 274mg; sodium 278.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

3 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat