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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.
Course Chicken
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 164kcal


  • 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