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Cilantro-Lime Chicken

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Cilantro-Lime Chicken

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Cilantro-Lime Chicken

Yields 4 Servings Total
MetPro Note: Good option for lower phases with no meal carbs at dinner!

MetPro Serving Breakdown:

Protein = 2
Fat = 1


Ingredients:

Chicken:

  • 4 (6oz) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil + more for brushing the grill
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • salt and black pepper

Salsa:

  • 1 1/2 medium avocados: diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes: chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion: chopped
  • 1 clove garlic: minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

Directions:

1.) Place chicken on a cutting board and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap
2.) Pound out thicker parts of chicken for even thickness
3.) Transfer chicken to a gallon size ziplock bag
4.) In a mixing bowl whisk together: lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, 3 cloves of garlic and salt/pepper to taste
5.) Pour marinade mix over chicken in the bag
seal bag and press out air (rest in refrigerator for 2-4 hrs) move chicken around a few times to ensure even marinating
6.) Preheat grill over medium-high heat and brush grill grates lightly with olive oil.
7.) Grill chicken: Internal temp 160-165 (about 4 minutes per side)
Meanwhile....
8.) In a mixing bowl mix together: avocado, tomato, onion, garlic and lime.
9.) Spoon mixture over chicken and garnish with cilantro

Category: Recipes

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