FORT WORTH, Texas, January 25, 2018: Tired of winter recipes yet? Although we can’t change the season, you can bring a bit of summer into your life with this delicious entrée for grilled chicken and summer salad from Weight Watchers. Don’t shy away. A Weight Watchers recipe isn’t designed only for those trying to shed pounds. In fact, a recipe like this one is for anyone who wants to eat healthy, appetizing meals.
Add some sunshine to your winter days with this recipe for grilled chicken and summer vegetables
This healthy meal is anything but bland. Arouse your taste buds with this tantalizing recipe that challenges your palate with its combination of ground cumin, smoked paprika, and fresh lime juice. If you cannot grill outside just yet, simply broil the chicken in your oven. Enjoy!
Grilled Chicken with Summer Corn and Tomato Salad
Difficulty Level: Easy
Serving size: 3 oz. chicken and 2/3 cup salad
1 ½ cups uncooked yellow corn, fresh (or frozen and cooked)
1 large fresh tomato, diced
4 medium uncooked scallions, sliced
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped (may substitute parsley)
¼ cup fresh or bottled lime juice, divided
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
1 teaspoon table salt, divided
¾ teaspoon smoked paprika, divided
1 pound uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts)
2 sprays cooking spray
Preheat outdoor grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. If broiling pre-heat broiler at 500˚ for ten minutes. Place rack so pan will be six inches from heat.
In a medium bowl, combine corn, tomato, scallions, cilantro, 2 Tbsp. lime juice, oil and 1/4 teaspoon each cumin, salt and paprika; set aside for flavors to blend.
Cover bottom of broiler pan with foil to catch juices for easy clean-up
Combine remaining 2 Tbsp. lime juice, ¾ teaspoon cumin, ¾ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon smoked paprika in a small bowl; rub over chicken. Coat chicken with cooking spray.
GRILL: Grill chicken, flipping once, until cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
BROILER: Cover bottom of broiler pan with foil to catch juices for easy clean-up. Spray top pan with non-stick spray; add chicken. Spray with cooking spray and then broil for ten minutes, turn. Cook for another ten minutes until temperature of chicken reaches 165˚.
Cover with foil, let sit about ten minutes. Top with Summer Corn Salad.
Note: Chicken may be marinated in ingredients. Mix lime juice, cumin, smoked paprika, and salt together. Add to chicken breasts in zip lock bag overnight. Throw out excess marinade before cooking.