Grilled Salsa Verde Chicken

Grilled Salsa Verde Chicken

This grilled chicken will have you saying “Olé!”

Grilled Salsa Verde Chicken

Grilled Salsa Verde Chicken

YIELDS: 4

PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 20 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 0 HOURS 40 MINS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 jar salsa verde, divided
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 slices Monterey jack
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together ½ cup salsa verde, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder and cumin. (Reserve about ½ cup salsa verde for basting chicken and ½ cup for serving.) Add chicken and toss until fully coated in mixture. Let marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high, then add chicken and cook for 6 minutes. Flip chicken, brushing each breast with more salsa verde, and cook for another 6 minutes.
  3. Top each piece of chicken with a slice of Monterey Jack, jalapeño and red onion, then cover grill and cook until the cheese has melted and the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes more.

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