Tex-Thai Chicken Breasts


Marinating the chicken is the most time-consuming part of this recipe. Once put on the grill, the chicken is ready in less than 15 minutes. Cucumbers and mango add a cooling contrast.

Tex-Thai Chicken Breasts
Prep Time:
30 mins
Marinate Time:
1 hrs
Grill Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 42 mins


  • ¾ cup bottled green salsa

  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk

  • 1 green onion, chopped (2 Tbsp.)

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

  • 1 teaspoon green curry paste

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1-1/4 lb. total)

  • Chopped mango

  • Chopped cucumber

  • Fresh mint (optional)


  1. For marinade, in a blender or food processor combine salsa, coconut milk, green onion, lime peel and juice, cilantro, mint, curry paste, ginger, soy sauce, and garlic. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth. Remove 1/3 cup of the mixture for sauce; cover and chill until serving time.

  2. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour remaining marinade over chicken; seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain chicken, reserving marinade.

  3. For a charcoal grill, grill chicken on rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F), turning once and brushing with reserved marinade halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and grill as above.) Serve chicken with mango and cucumber. Drizzle with reserved 1/3 cup marinade mixture. If desired, garnish with mint. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
6g Fat
8g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 465mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 15.4mg 77%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 350mg 7%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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