Metabolism Boosting Colorful Mexican Chicken Salsa

Category: Blog, Recipes • Feb 28 2017

Metabolism Boosting Mexican Chicken Salsa is the perfect addition to your health regimen!  Packed with a colorful array of protein and vegetables, this recipe also kicks up your metabolism with added fresh jalapeno! Now, that’s what I call multitasking! 😀

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Total Preparation Time: 10 – 20 min

Total Cook Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 2 to 4

Ingredients:

For the Chicken:

  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Salsa:

  • Large tomato, quartered (1)
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into large chunks
  • Jalapeno pepper, stem and seeds removed (1)
  • Halved garlic clove, peeled (1)
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Brush chicken breasts on both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake on a baking sheet for 35 to 40 minutes, until no longer pink in the center.
  • While chicken is baking, add all salsa ingredients to a food processor and pulse using the chopping bladeuntil finely chopped.
  • Transfer the salsa to a large bowl and clean out the food processor. You will be using it to shred the chicken. (If you don’t have a food processor, just dice the tomato, onion, pepper, cilantro and garlic and add to a bowl with the lime juice, salt and pepper)
  • Remove chicken from the oven and allow it to cool.
  • Once cool enough to handle, cut each breast into three or four smaller pieces and add to the food processor.
  • Pulse using the chopping blade until shredded (If you don’t have a food processor, the chicken can also be shredded using a fork)
  • Add chicken to bowl with salsa and mix well with a fork.
  • Refrigerate for at least two hours until chicken salad is chilled.

Enjoy!

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