Wednesday, November 16, 2011

pico de gallo chicken

Hey everybody!
Hope everybody has been doing well lately. Only a week until we are off for Thanksgiving and home with our families! So excited for that. I am sure everyone is in need of a little break from workouts, practice and especially school work right? And for those who are getting ready to kick off their season I am sure ya'll are excited for that and ready to get to work. Anyway, today I am going to tell ya'll about this super simple, quick, and tasty pico de gallo chicken. The only preparation required is chopping up the tomatoes, onions and jalapeno to make the pico de gallo, the rest is a cake walk. I find that this recipe is one that I turn to often when I know I want to cook at home but feel like I don't want to have this huge mess of a kitchen and get stuck preparing and cooking all night. Here are the ingredients and directions.

1 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 jalapeno pepper
2 1/2 T canola oil, divided
1/2 t salt
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 t black pepper
*Note that this recipe makes 4 servings, 1 chicken breast and 1/3 cup pico de gallo per serving.

combine the chopped onion, chopped tomato, and diced jalapeno pepper. Add 2 T canola oil and 1/4 t salt.
Use the remaining 1/4 t salt and 1/4 t pepper to sprinkle both sides of the chicken breast.
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat with remaining 1 1/2 t oil. Sautee chicken 6 minutes on each side or until done. Serve the chicken with pico de gallo over it.

Tips and Nutrtion
Some tips to help make this dish even easier to make is to buy pre-chopped tomato and onion and buy the canned diced jalapeno peppers.
This pico de gallo chicken provides 275 calories, 12.8 g fat, 35 g protien, 4 g carbohydrate.

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