Zesty Broiled Marinated Chicken


  • ½ cup Cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup Spearmint
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 TBS Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb (4 4-ounce portions) Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Slices Lemon
  • Fresh Cilantro Sprigs


  • Combine cilantro, mint, cumin, cayenne pepper, chili powder, lime juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper and garlic in a food processor fit with a metal S blade.  Pulsate until the ingredients are finely chopped and combined.
  • Place chicken in medium bowl with the marinade, cover with plastic and let stand in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning to rotate the chicken once.
  • Coat the broiler pan with cooking spray.  Place chicken breasts on the broiler pan, discarding the remaining marinade, and broil for 8 minutes per side, until the thickest section of the breasts are done.
  • Garnish with lemon and cilantro sprigs.

Yields 4 Servings


Furtado, Margaret M., and Lynette Schultz.  “Healthy Living Cookbooks: Recipes for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery”.  Beverly: Fair Winds Press, 2006.

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