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by Liz Revilla
Vertex Education Ambassador, Nutrition

Prepared by Rima Manomaitis


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
Olive oil (for brushing the grill)

2 Tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

2 medium peaches
½ red bell pepper
½ small red onion
1 jalapeño pepper (optional)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 lime


  • Pound the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap so they are a little thinner, maybe about 1/2 inch. Put the chicken in a shallow container, or into a gallon sized zip lock bag.

  • Whisk the marinade together and add it to the chicken. Massage it into the meat, seal the container or bag, and set in the refrigerator for an hour or overnight.

  • For the salsa, cut the peaches into a small dice (no need to peel them). Add to a bowl.

  • Mince the red bell pepper, red onion, and the jalapeño pepper. Leave the seeds in for extra heat, or leave them out if you like. Add the cilantro and lime juice and toss. Refrigerate until needed.

  • Grill the chicken on a hot charcoal grill or on the stove top, about 5-7 minutes per side, or until done in the center ~ an instant read thermometer should read 165 when inserted into the thickest part.

  • Serve the chicken with the salsa on top. May also serve with rice, mixed greens, and/or veggies on the side.


Servings: 4
Calories: 350
Protein: 37 grams
Carbohydrates: 15 grams
Fat: 15 grams


• To INCREASE calories: Add ½ – 1 cup cooked brown rice on the side (+105-210 calories per serving)
• To DECREASE calories: Divide recipe into smaller portions of about 4 ounces chicken breast each (-125 calories per serving)



Did you know….

Peaches are at their peak from June to August.
Peaches are a great source of Vitamins A & C.
The state of Georgia’s nickname is “the peach state.” The “World’s Largest Peach Cobbler” is made there every year and measures 11 feet by 5 feet.

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