Healthy Recipes

Garlic-lime Chicken
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Servings: 2
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Juice of 2 limes
Chili powder 1 teaspoon
Garlic cloves, minced 2
Salt ¼ teaspoon
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 2

  1. Mix together lime juice, chili powder, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Combine marinade mixture with chicken in a large resealable plastic bag and shake to coat. Marinate 30 minutes to overnight.
  2. Prepare indoor or outdoor grill. Grill chicken 5-7 minutes on each side, until cooked through.

4 very lean meats

Side Suggestions: Black Beans With Red Onion and Tomato
Heat 1 can of drained and rinsed black beans in a small pan over medium heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons diced red onion, 1 seeded and chopped plum tomato, and ½ minced jalapeno (optional). Drizzle with the juice of ½ lime, season with ¼ teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, and serve. Nutrition Info (for ½ of recipe): 178 calories; 33 g carbohydrate; 11 g protein; 0.5 g fat (0 g sat); 13 g fiber; 985 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1.5 starches; 0.5 vegetable.

Side Suggestions: Boiled Corn on the Cob
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 husked ears of corn and boil 5-10 minutes, until they reach desired degree of tenderness.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ½ of recipe
Calories 148
Total Fat 1.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Sodium 381 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Protein 28 g
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