Mexican Fiesta Chicken

For all of you out there that want something SUPER easy with LOADS of flavor, pull out the marinades!  Marinating your meats is a great way to pump up the flavor without adding a lot of calories.  Plus, the marinades usually cover a lot of meat!  I like to mix up the entire amount of marinade with all of the meat it can handle and then I always have leftovers I can use for a quick meal (pretty sure this chicken would make killer fajitas/tacos).

McCormick brand makes a great line of marinades they call Grill Mates.  This is how I made this chicken.  I purchased the Mexican Fiesta marinade, mixed it up, poured it over my chicken, let it soak in the flavor for a while, and then cooked it on my indoor grill (aka George Foreman grill).  The flavor was full of Mexican spice and the chicken was incredibly tender.

Now you have no good excuse for needing a quick fix for dinner!  Add this to your line-up on a busy day and you’ll be so happy.

Mexican Fiesta Chicken

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 package Mexican Fietsa marinade
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

If desired, cut chicken breasts in half or in smaller pieces (this is a great idea if you have smaller kids to feed or if you just like to coat more of your chicken with the marinade).  Mix marinade mix, oil, water and vinegar in small bowl. Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well.

Refrigerate at least 15 minutes or longer for extra flavor. (I like to marinate mine for at least a few hours and often times overnight.  However, if you’re in a time crunch, you’ll still be surprised by the amount of flavor you’ll get from just 15 minutes.). Remove chicken from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

Grill, broil or bake until desired doneness.  If using a thermometer, chicken will be done when it reaches 165 degrees. I prefer grilling this on my outdoor grill, or on my indoor grill (aka George Foreman Grill).

Serves 8.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving = Approx. 4 oz.)
Calories:  145.6
Protein:  23g
Carbs:  0.2g
Fat:  6.3g (0.8g = Sat.)
Fiber:  0.0g
Sugars: 0.0g

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