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Nutrition Facts

Calories 262
  Calories from Fat 151 (58%)
(26%)Total Fat 17g
(8%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(25%)Cholesterol 76mg
(6%)Sodium 150mg
(14%)Potassium 473mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
(2%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(51%)Protein 25g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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South of the Border Chicken Breasts


  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless

  • 1/4 cup pure vegetable oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tsp chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

  • Light sour cream (optional garnish)

Mildly spicy chicken breasts—an easy dinner for any weeknight.


  • Heat broiler. Spray broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In small bowl, blend oil, garlic, chili powder, oregano, and cayenne. Place chicken on broiler pan. Brush or spoon half of seasoning mixture over chicken.
  • Broil chicken 6 minutes, 4 to 6 inches from heat. Turn chicken over; brush with remaining seasoning mixture. Broil 4 to 5 minutes longer or until internal juices of chicken run clear.
  • Garnish with light sour cream; accompany with hot corn and black beans, if desired.

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