Cooking Matters: Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Sliders

Published 03/28 2014 04:28AM

Updated 04/11 2014 08:35AM

Out with the cold and in with the grill!  These mini sandwiches
are the perfect way to start off grilling season.

2 medium-large "natural" chicken breasts (about 1.25 pounds total)
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of ½ a lime
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Cooking spray
Cheese Spread
6 light Swiss cheese wedges (like Laughing Cow®)
2/3 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
8 whole wheat slider buns
8 slices red onion
8 slices tomato

1.    Cut chicken breast in half by carefully running a knife through the middle, parallel to the counter, creating 4 long flat pieces.  Next cut them down the middle again perpendicular to the counter, creating 8 square pieces. 
2.    Add chicken, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, vinegar and garlic powder to a large zip-top bag.  Mix well to evenly coat chicken and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. 
3.    Turn grill on medium-high heat.  Spray with cooking spray if desired.  Cook chicken for 5-7 minutes on each side. 
4.    In a small bowl, combine cheese wedges, jalapeno and cumin.   Mix well.
5.    Spread cheese mixture on half of slider bun, top with chicken onion and tomato.

Serves 8

Nutrition Information
Per 1 slider
Calories: 195
Total Fat:  4 g
    Saturated Fat:  1 g
Sodium:  365 mg
Total Carbohydrate:  25 g
    Dietary Fiber:  1 g
Protein:  19 g

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