Cilantro- and Jalapeño-Topped Chicken Breasts

Looking for a spicy dinner? Then check out this grilled chicken topped with jalapeño jelly.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 lb)
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon garlic pepper
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup green or red hot pepper (jalapeño) jelly
2
tablespoons lime juice
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 Heat closed medium-size contact grill for 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle chicken with chili powder, cumin, garlic pepper and salt. Place chicken on grill. Close grill. Grill 6 to 8 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, mix jelly and lime juice. Microwave uncovered on High 40 to 60 seconds, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted and smooth. Stir in cilantro.
  • 3 To serve, spoon warm jelly mixture over chicken.

Expert Tips

As you might guess from its name, jalapeño jelly adds a jalapeño flavor to foods and can be made from green or red chilies. It varies in spiciness, but unlike salsa, it is smooth in texture. Look for bottles or jars of jalapeño jelly in the same aisle as the salsas at your supermarket.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
670mg
670%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.