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Caribbean Citrus Chicken

No recipe image available.Here's an impressive, low-fat main dish that's quick and easy, too! Tender, golden browned chicken breasts are flavor accented with a combination of fresh citrus, garlic and fiery dried red pepper flakes. Sprinkle as little or as much red pepper to adjust the heat of this dish to your family's liking.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons finely shredded lime peel
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 medium oranges
Hot cooked jasmine or other long-grained rice for accompaniment (optional)
Additional lime wedges for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. Rinse chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet cook chicken and garlic in butter over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is tender and juices no longer pink, turning chicken once and stirring garlic occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine lime peel, lime juice, ginger, and red pepper; set aside.
  4. Peel oranges, removing pith. Reserving juice, cut oranges in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into thin slices. Add any reserved orange juice and the lime juice mixture to skillet.
  5. Place orange slices on top of chicken. Cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes our until heated through.
  6. To serve, spoon any reserved drippings over chicken. Serve with rice and additional lime wedges for accompaniment, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 191.0 calories; 25% calories from fat; 5.4g total fat; 78.6mg cholesterol; 104.8mg sodium; 398.9mg potassium; 7.2g carbohydrates; 1.1g fiber; 4.2g sugar; 6.0g net carbs; 27.8g protein.

Recipe by Hope Pryor; copyright © 1999; property of See Terms of Use.