Grilled Chicken Breasts with Tomato Basil Salsa

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Tomato Basil Salsa
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Recipe type: Entrees
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Serves: 4
 
A quick, spicy grilled chicken recipe for the outdoor grill or in a grill pan on the stove. Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes); Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Sodium.
Ingredients
  • Tomato-Basil Salsa:
  • 1 cup chopped ripe tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or red-wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon minced Serrano peppers or jalapeno peppers (optional); wear plastic gloves when handling
  • Pinch of sugar (optional)
  • Chicken and Marinade:
  • ½ cup tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
Instructions
  1. To make the tomato-basil salsa: In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, scallions, basil, oil, vinegar, peppers (if using) and sugar (if using).
  2. Cover and refrigerate while preparing the chicken.
  3. To make the chicken and marinade: Combine the tomato juice, garlic and oil in a shallow bowl large enough to hold the chicken.
  4. Place the chicken in the bowl and marinate for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade.
  6. While the chicken is marinating, coat an unheated grill rack with no-stick spray. Light the grill according to the manufacturer’s directions. Place the rack on the grill.
  7. Place the chicken on the rack and grill 4″ to 6″ from the heat for 6-8 minutes, or until cooked through, turning once. Serve topped with salsa.
Notes
If the weather’s not conducive for outdoor grilling, use a grill pan or a small electric grill inside to cook the chicken.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 185 Fat: 6.5g Carbohydrates: 4.7g Sodium: 101mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 26g