Caribbean Chicken and Pineapple Salsa

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      Thirty minutes to dinner! Dijon and jerk seasoning jazz up baked chicken breasts while bran cereal adds crunch. A peppy fruit salsa makes a sassy topper.

      Prep Time: 15 min
      Total Time: 30 min
      Makes: 4 servings

      Chicken:
      1 1/4 cups Fiber One® original bran cereal
      2 teaspoons jerk seasoning (dry)
      4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
      1/2 cup buttermilk
      2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
      1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce

      Pineapple Salsa:
      1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
      1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
      1/4 cup chopped apricots or papaya, if desired
      1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
      1 teaspoon sugar
      1 teaspoon lemon juice

      1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.

      Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and finely crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or crush in food processor). Place cereal in shallow dish. Stir in jerk seasoning.
      2.

      In large food-storage plastic bag, place chicken, buttermilk, mustard and pepper sauce. Seal bag; shake well. Remove chicken from bag; coat with cereal mixture.

      Place on cookie sheet.
      3. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix salsa ingredients.

      Cover; refrigerate until serving. Serve chicken with salsa.

      High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 17 to 19 minutes.

      Time-Saver: Purchase a pineapple salsa at your supermarket, or experiment with other purchased salsa flavors.

      Serve-With: Steamed asparagus or broccoli makes a delicious and healthful side for this chicken dish.

      Nutrition Information:
      1 Serving: Calories 300 (Calories from Fat 50); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 85mg; Sodium 380mg; Total Carbohydrate 28g (Dietary Fiber 9g, Sugars 11g); Protein 34g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 10%; Iron 25% Exchanges: 2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat Carbohydrate Choices: 2
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Caribbean Chicken and Pineapple Salsa