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Southwest-Style Chicken Breasts

00:25:00 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (148 g) each
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4 servings, 1/4 recipe (148 g) each

Looking for a make-ahead chicken recipe? This Southwest-style entrée features lean poultry in a tasty marinade made with jalapeño peppers, garlic and lime. And since it goes straight from the freezer to the barbecue, it makes the perfect dish to serve as part of a quick weeknight meal.

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  • Mix all ingredients except chicken until blended; pour into large freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Add chicken. Press bag to remove as much air as possible, then seal bag.
  • Freeze up to 3 months.
  • Heat greased barbecue to medium heat. Remove chicken from bag; discard bag and dressing mixture.
  • Grill chicken 6 to 8 min. on each side or until done (165ºF).


Instead of freezing the chicken breasts, refrigerate them in the dressing mixture 10 min. before grilling as directed.


These tasty marinated chicken breasts can instead be baked in the oven. Heat oven to 350ºF. Remove frozen chicken breasts from the bag; place on rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Discard bag and dressing mixture. Bake chicken 30 min. or until done (165°F).

Special Extra

Sprinkle evenly with 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro before serving.


  • 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (148 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (148 g) each
Calories 200
% Daily Value
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 2g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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