Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lime-Jalapeno Chicken $4.17

Jillian Approved! - did you know that portion control is probably more important than choice of recipe?  Everything is acceptable in moderation ... Even Butter!  But, if you eat too much of it, it'll sink you everytime!  Get in Sync... create appropriate sized meals for a great kickstart to better health!!

This chicken is the perfect amount if you eat two tenders or about 3.5 ounces cooked. 

Lime-Jalapeno Chicken
Serves 4; 142 calories per serving (for chicken & lettuce salad)
1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 limes.40
2 Tbsp canola oil.10
1 Tbsp white vinegar.05
1 tsp ground cumin.05
1/4 tsp salt.02
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced (the heat is in the seeds - discard seeds according to your palet).40
1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenders$3.25

Whisk lime juice, oil, vinegar, cumin, and salt, stir in jalapeno to taste.  Place chikcen in zip loc bag and pour in marinade - refrigerate for at least 1 hour, turning once, or overnight.

Preheat grill to high heat.  Grill the chicken until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle.  (3-4 minutes per side)  DISCARD Bag and excess marinade.  Cool slightly, then slice crosswise to grain and serve with a "bag of premade salad".  If you desire a dressing, you could make a second batch of the marinade, cook slightly to thicken, perhaps omit vinegar and add a touch of honey - this would be great with a salad that included red, orange, or yellow peppers as well.  The well marinated chicken was honestly so good we didn't even need salad dressing!  YUM!


Here's a beautiful picture of the chicken featured in a great meal option as opposed to the Jillian approved Salad! 

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