Pan grilled chicken with cranberry orange salsa

MMMM great use of seasonal fruits from Cooking Light. This was SUPER quick to make and OH SO GOOD AND LIGHT! I used fresh cranberry orange sauce from the deli, making your own would be even better!

ENJOY!

Ingredients:
4  (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
1/4  teaspoon  salt
1/8  teaspoon  black pepper
1/3  cup  minced green onions
1  tablespoon  minced pickled jalapeño peppers -I used one fresh jalapeno
2 teaspoons  balsamic vinegar
1  (12-ounce) container cranberry-orange sauce (such as Ocean Spray)
2  tablespoons  minced fresh cilantro, divided
1 1/2  tablespoons  lime juice, divided
2  tablespoons  1/3-less-fat cream cheese

Directions:
Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to a 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat; cook chicken for 5 minutes on each side or until done. Keep warm.
Combine onions, jalapeños, vinegar, and cranberry sauce in a medium bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon cilantro and 1 tablespoon lime juice.
Combine 1 tablespoon cilantro, 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice, and cream cheese in a small bowl; stir well to combine. Spoon salsa evenly onto individual plates. Place chicken on top of salsa; top with a dollop of cilantro cream. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Calories:
292 (8% from fat)
Fat:
2.5g (sat 0.9g,mono 0.6g,poly 0.4g)
Protein:
26.9g
Carbohydrate:
38g
Fiber:
0.3g
Cholesterol:
69mg
Iron:
1.2mg
Sodium:
397mg
Calcium:
26mg

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2 Comments on “Pan grilled chicken with cranberry orange salsa”

  1. Cara says:

    Definitely going to have to try this–I love cranberries, and this sounds great!

  2. Caroline says:

    Hi,

    I made this a few weeks ago and I’m not a fan of cilantro so I used scallions in the cream cheese mixture instead and it was great!


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