Aztec Chicken with Fresh Pico de Gallo

Oh yes, chicken again!!  Here’s a healthy meal full of fresh ingredients and tons of flavor!
I love finding new marinade for chicken.

Dress it up and you can have your chicken a million different ways!

I loved this way!

I devised this from several different recipes and it turned out really good!
I finally put my tomatoes and peppers to good use! I made a rockin’ pico de gallo!

I bought 2 tomato plants and 1 pepper plant this year. They have all been doing very well. But all I usually do with them is add them to quesadillas or salads.

This turned out great and I can’t wait to make it again!

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Aztec Chicken Recipe 

1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken
1 tablespoon oil
4 cloves of garlic
1 medium onion
3 tablespoon cilantro
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Combine oil, garlic, onion, cilantro, paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper in a food processor. Save a bit of the mixture for while cooking. Pour the rest into a large baggie with the chicken, mix and let marinade for a few hours.

Grill or pan fry chicken until done, brushing with reserved sauce. Serve with Pico de Gallo.

Rockin’ Pico de Gallo
1 pound tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper

Mix everything together and refrigerate until ready to use.

Total calories for chicken = 970 calories
Total calories for pico de gallo = 140 calories

6 servings = 185 calories per serving with pico de gallo

Aztec Chicken with Pico de gallo and Cilantro Rice = 456 calorie dinner

This makes a lot of Pico de gallo but I put a bunch on my rice too!

Check out the Cilantro Rice recipe on Debbi Does Dinner Healthy.