Reader Chariti emailed me this great recipe.
Chicken with Fresh Herb Chimichurri
Ingredients – Chimichurri
3 cups (750 mL) loosely packed
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) loosely packed
fresh basil leaves
2 green onions with tops, cut
3 tbsp (45 mL) water
1 garlic clove, peeled
1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated fresh
1/2 tsp (2 mL) crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
Chicken & Rice
18 low-sodium butter-flavored
4 boneless, skinless chicken
breasts (3 oz/90 g each)
2 tbsp (30 mL) light mayonnaise
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and
coarsely ground black pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) hot cooked
sushi rice (see Cook’s Tip)
1. For chimichurri, using Citrus Press, juice lime to measure 1 tbsp (15 mL). Place juice, cilantro, basil,
green onions, water, garlic and ginger in Manual Food Processor. Cover and pump handle until
coarsely pureed. Pour chimichuri into Small Batter Bowl. Stir in red pepper flakes and salt. Set
2. For chicken, place cracker crumbs into Coating Tray; microwave on HIGH 2-3 minutes or until deep
golden brown, stirring every 30 seconds. Flatten chicken to a 1/2-in. (1-cm) thickness with Meat
Tenderizer. Brush chicken with mayonnaise using Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush; season with salt
and black pepper. Dredge chicken in cracker crumbs, firmly pressing to coat.
3. Heat oil in Executive (12-in./30-cm) Skillet (do not use stainless cookware) over medium heat 1-3
minutes or until shimmering. Cook chicken 3-4 minutes on each side or until centers are no longer pink.
Place rice and 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the chimichurri into Classic Batter Bowl; mix well. Serve chicken with
rice and remaining chimichurri.
Yield: 4 servings
Nutrients per serving: Calories 360, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 50 mg,
Carbohydrate 41 g, Protein 21 g, Sodium 430 mg, Fiber 2 g
U.S. Diabetic Exchanges Per Serving: 2 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 low-fat meat (2 1/2 carb)
Cook’s Tips: Chimichurri is a thick herb sauce that is popular in Argentina. Sushi rice is a short grain rice
widely used in Asian cooking and can be found in the ethnic section of most grocery stores.