Chicken with Citrus-Avocado Salsa

Recipe courtesy of The Flat Belly Diet

Preparation time: 8 minutes / Cooking time: 15 minutes / Makes 4 servings


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 11⁄2 pounds)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon plus
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ruby red grapefruit
  • 1 cup diced avocado (your MUFA)
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped basil leaves Fresh basil (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the chicken, water, and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Turn off the heat and let sit for 15 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest portion registers 165°F.
  2. Meanwhile, with a knife, remove the peel and pith from the grapefruit. Working over a bowl to catch the juice, free each segment from its membrane and cut the segments into bite-size pieces, dropping them into the bowl. Add the avocado, radishes, basil, and the remaining 1⁄8 teaspoon salt. Gently toss to mix.
  3. Drain the chicken breasts, discarding the liquid. Cut crosswise into 1⁄2" slices. Divide the grapefruit mixture on 4 plates and add one piece of the chicken to each, drizzling the chicken with juice from mixture. Garnish with basil leaves, if using.

One Serving: 269 Calories, 41 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 7.5 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 99 mg cholesterol, 188 mg sodium, 3 g fiber

MAKE IT A FLAT BELLY DIET MEAL: Serve with 1⁄2 cup steamed brown rice (108 calories)  TOTAL MEAL: 377 calories


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