Southwestern Chicken Breasts Recipe

Try this savory chicken breast recipe next time you’re looking for something new to do with boring chicken breasts.

January 2007

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    Use hot salsa for the dipping sauce if you like things to be extra spicy.
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Yield: 4 servings

A combination of fresh Southwestern flavors adds a little kick to grilled chicken breasts.


  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • Salsa


  1. In a 9-inch square baking pan, stir together oil, lime juice, chilies and garlic.
  2. Add chicken breasts; marinate, refrigerated, for at least 1 hour, turning every 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare grill. Remove chicken from marinade; drain.
  4. Grill chicken for 10 minutes; turn. Continue grilling until thoroughly cooked, about another 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Top each chicken breast with 2 slices cheese. Cover and grill until cheese begins to melt. Serve with salsa. 

This recipe originally aired in the January 2007 issue of Capper's Farmer.

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