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Chicken Ranchero

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  Onion 1 Small, thinly sliced
  Garlic clove 1 Large, thinly sliced
  Chopped fresh cilantro 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh jalapeno pepper 1 , seeded, thinly sliced
  Ripe tomato 1 Medium, cored and thinly sliced
  Chicken breasts 2 Pound, halved and flattened to 1 inch thick (2 Whole, 1 Pound Each)
  Whole chicken breasts 2 Pound, halved and flattened to 1 inch thick (2 Pieces, 1 Pound Each)
For salsa
  Ripe tomatoes 1 Pound, cored and diced (2 Large Juicy)
  Chopped cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Minced white onion 2 Tablespoon
  Jalapeno pepper 1 Small, seeded and minced
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoon

1) Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
2) In a shallow glass baking dish, layer half the onion, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, and sliced tomato.
3) Arrange the chicken breasts on top of the ingredients in the baking dish.
4) Add another layer of remaining onion, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, and tomato on top of the chicken breasts.
5) Place inside refrigerator by covering with plastic wrap, for 12 hours or overnight.
6) Let the chicken breasts stand at room temperature for half an hour before grilling.
7) In a mixing bowl, prepare salsa, by combining diced tomatoes, cilantro, onion, jalapeno, oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Cover with plastic wrap, and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours or in the refrigerator overnight. Serve at room temperature.

8) Prepare a charcoal fire. When the coals are glowing with a layer of white ash, place the chicken breasts on the grill, 6 to 8 inches from the heat. Turning every 5 minutes, grill for 20 minutes, or until done.

9) Serve with salsa on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 649 Calories from Fat 121

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g20.9%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g13%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 263.1 mg87.7%

Sodium 550.1 mg22.9%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.5%

Sugars 5.6 g

Protein 107 g213.5%

Vitamin A 38.5% Vitamin C 58.7%

Calcium 8.3% Iron 23%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken Ranchero Recipe