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Quick Grilled Chicken dinner- Pollo a la plancha
This is a very fast, easy, and healthy recipe. Chicken cooked this way is called grilled chicken or Pollo a la plancha in Mexico, and you can find it on some restaurant menus. Many people eat this meal when they’re on a diet, and it’s even recommended by doctors when you need to lose some extra pounds.
- 1 pound chicken breast divided into 4 fillets*
- Salt to season
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
- 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tbsp Olive oil or drizzled with PAM Cooking Spray
Place chicken cutlets in a thick plastic bag and, with the smooth side of a mallet, gently pound the meat until you reach the desired thickness. If you don’t have a mallet, you can use the bottom of a heavy glass or a wooden rolling pin. Remove the cutlets from the bag and season with salt.
In a small bowl, mix the lime juice, garlic powder, ground cumin, ground pepper and Mexican oregano.
Brush the spice mix over the chicken cutlets; make sure both sides are well seasoned.
Spray a large griddle or skillet with PAM Cooking Spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot, and place the chicken cutlets.
Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes per side, turning just once per side. Serve immediately with a salad and some warm corn tortillas or a serving of rice.
- Some stores sell chicken breast already packaged in thin cutlets.
- Cooking time will vary depending on how thin you want the chicken breast cutlets.
Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 419mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.6mg