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Santa Fe Grilled Chicken

A sprinkling of ready-made taco seasoning is the simple start to the delicious grilled chicken in this South-of-the-Border dish, topped with melted cheese and salsa.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

8
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lb)
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
2
tablespoons Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix (from 1 oz package)
8
slices (3/4 oz each) Monterey Jack cheese
1
cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Brush both sides of chicken with oil; sprinkle with taco seasoning mix.
  • 2 Place chicken on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning once and topping each chicken breast with cheese during last minute of cooking time, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Serve chicken topped with salsa.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Brush both sides of chicken with oil; sprinkle with taco seasoning mix.
  • 2 Place chicken on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning once and topping each chicken breast with cheese during last minute of cooking time, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Serve chicken topped with salsa.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Enjoy the chicken with a cool citrus salad of sliced oranges, grapefruit sections and avocado slices.

Vary the flavor of this easy entree by changing the cheese. Why not try Cheddar or mozzarella instead of the Monterey Jack?

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
620mg
620%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.