Island Mojito Chicken and Rice With Salsa Tropicale Recipe

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Island Mojito Chicken and Rice With Salsa Tropicale
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  1. Combine all marinade ingredients together in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a zipper seal bag. Add chicken breasts and allow to marinade in refrigerator for 2-4 hours. Discard marinade after that time.
  2. At this point the chicken may either be roasted in the oven at 425 F or cooked on a grill. Cook just until meat is no longer pink in middle. About 20 minutes. Turn once during cooking.
  3. Rice: Add olive oil to a medium sauce pan with a tight fitting lid placed over medium heat and warm for one minute,.
  4. Add rice and saute stirring almost constantly until rice begins to turn clear and just a little brown on the edges.
  5. Toss in remaining ingredients EXCEPT WATER and saute for one minute.
  6. Add water, stir and cover tightly.
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 20 minutes. Lift lid and check to ensure rice is thoroughly cooked. If not, recover, turn off heat and let pan remain covered on warm burner for a few minutes. Fluff with fork and remove from heat when rice is tender.
  8. Salsa: Place diced tomato, bell pepper, hot pepper, onion, orange and cilantro in a bowl.
  9. In a separate bowl mix the zest and lime, balsamic vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and cayenne, if desired.
  10. Pour liquids over fruit and mix well. Let stand at room temp for at least 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Serve salsa at room temperature. NOTE: Salsa can be made up to 24 hours ahead, mixing liquid and fruit together just before cooking the rice and allow salsa to warm to room temperature.
  11. To SERVE: Place chicken in center of plate, surround with a circle of rice, place salsa on top of chicken.
  12. Note: Feel free to adjust seasonings to your liking. Amount of hot pepper can be increased or omitted if you prefer.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1060.96 Kcal (4442 kJ)
Calories from fat 392.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.57g 67%
Cholesterol 105.83mg 35%
Sodium 2009.05mg 84%
Potassium 1172.37mg 25%
Total Carbs 107.62g 36%
Sugars 15.43g 62%
Dietary Fiber 9.21g 37%
Protein 44.28g 89%
Vitamin C 72.5mg 121%
Vitamin A 1.9mg 62%
Iron 191.1mg 1062%
Calcium 190.6mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 161.35 Kcal (676 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.63g 67%
Cholesterol 16.09mg 35%
Sodium 305.53mg 84%
Potassium 178.29mg 25%
Total Carbs 16.37g 36%
Sugars 2.35g 62%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 37%
Protein 6.73g 89%
Vitamin C 11mg 121%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 62%
Iron 29.1mg 1062%
Calcium 29mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 24
  • 26

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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