Zesty Jalapeno Chicken

Zesty Jalapeño Chicken



6 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice, about 3 limes
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
3 jalapeño peppers, sliced (remove some seeds to reduce heat, if desired)
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 

Arrange chicken in single layer in glass or non-reactive dish. In blender or food processor, combine lime juice, honey, cilantro,
peppers, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper; process until smooth. Reserve 1/4 cup sauce; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade over chicken, turning to coat both sides.Using sharp meat fork, pierce each chicken piece several times on both
sides. cover and refrigerate 8 hours, turning chicken twice. Drain chicken; discard used marinade.

Preheat skillet over medium high heat 2 to 3 minutes. Brown chicken in hot skillet, a few pieces at a time, about 3 to 5 minutes, until chicken loosens from pan; turn and brown other side 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown. Return all chicken to skillet; cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes, until juices run clear. Remove chicken to heated platter. Add reserved 1/4 cup marinade to skillet; with wooden spoon, loosen any drippings and stir into marinade. Cook and stir until heated through; spoon hot sauce over chicken.

Nutritional Information

Calories 164
Protein 20 g
Carbohydrates 17 g
Cholesterol 52 mg
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated 1 g
Monounsaturated 0.5 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Sodium 425 mg