Spicy Salsa Verde Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
1 h 10 min 4
Spicy Salsa Verde Chicken
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1 cup Basil, fresh (packed)
1 cup Cilantro (coriander) (packed)
1/2 cup Parsley, fresh (packed)
1/2 medium pepper(s) Jalapeno pepper (chopped)
2 clove(s) Garlic
1 small shallot(s) Shallots (chopped)
1 whole lime(s) Lime peel (zest)
1/2 whole lime(s) Lime juice (fresh)
3 tbsp Orange juice (fresh is best)
1 pinch Salt
1 dash Black pepper
454 gm Chicken breast, boneless, skinless
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (for grilling - may need more or lress)


Combine all ingredients except chicken in a blender.

Blend until pureed.

Combine chicken breasts with half the salsa mixture in a large bowl, toss to coat, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, up to overnight.

Heat a stove top grill pan (or outdoor grill if it's not 8 degrees where you are) over medium heat and grease with extra virgin olive oil.

Place chicken breasts on grill pan and cook for about 5-7 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through. This will depend on how thick your chicken is.

Once cooked through, remove from grill pan and spoon remaining salsa over the top of each chicken breast.
Serve with a lime wedge and garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 217
Calories from fat 90
Calories from saturated fat 14.5
Total Fat 10.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.8 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Sodium 138 mg
Potassium 556 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Sugars 2.3 g
Protein 26.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.1
Meat 1.3
Vegetables 0.8

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