Grilled Cuban Chicken

Grilled Cuban Chicken is an easy (1) hour total time recipe for a delicious entree to add to your summer grilling rotation. Marinated chicken breasts are grilled for only 15 minutes and served with a spicy, salsa fresca. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (4) servings. Grilled Cuban Chicken will be loved by all of your family, friends angrilled-cuban-chickend guests.

Prep Time: 45 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.


4 (5 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/4 lbs total)

3/4 cup grapefruit juice
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp crushed red pepper

Salsa Fresca:
1 cup grapefruit segments
1/2 cup (1/4″) cubed jicama
3 tbsp chopped red onion
2 tbsp grapefruit juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp chopped fresh jalapeño pepper


1. Mix together the grapefruit juice, olive oil, garlic powder, cumin, smoked paprika and red pepper in a small bowl until well blended. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.

2. Meanwhile, for the Salsa Fresca: Mix all ingredients in a medium size bowl. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

4. Grill chicken 6 to 8 minutes per side or until cooked through. (Or bake in preheated 400° F. oven 15 to 20 minutes.) Serve chicken with Salsa Fresca.

YIELD: 4 Servings.
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe.

Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1/2

Calories: 280, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 1.9g, Cholesterol: 91mg, Sodium: 82mg, Sugars: 3g, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 34g

Original recipe and image from McCormick & Company, Inc.

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