Southwestern Grilled Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 56 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 6 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 large tomato cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 large red onion diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper de-seeded, de-ribbed and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 lime juiced and zested
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil divided


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Marinate chicken for 30 minutes.
  • Place chicken in a large zipper-topped plastic bag.
  • In a blender or food processor, place next 9 ingredients (tomato through salt and pepper) along with 3 tablespoons of olive oil; blend until smooth then pour mixture over chicken. Seal the bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat outdoor grill to MEDIUM-HIGH. Brush grill grate with remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Remove chicken from marinade (reserving marinade); grill for 8 minutes per side, basting with marinade while grilling.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Brown rice topped with a dollop of sour cream and chopped green onions. Add a big salad on the side.
VEGETARIAN: Use non-breaded faux chicken patties, adjusting marinating and cooking times accordingly.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure soy sauce is gluten free.
NUTRITION: Per Serving: 321 Calories; 14g Fat; 41g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 99mg Cholesterol; 446mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Fat. Points: 8
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