Recipe: Savory Cuban Chicken with Salsa Fresca

Family Features -- If your family gets stuck in a dinner routine rut, it can feel like you're eating the same recipes over and over again. If you are going to break the mold, try more healthy options.

Committing to healthier habits in the new year often starts in the kitchen. Adding better-for-you recipes to your arsenal is the start of a more nutrition-focused lifestyle, and whether you're a true home chef or just learning the basics, these dishes can be the gateway to a healthier you.

From fresh spins on family night and quick solutions in a pinch to homemade lunches and satisfying salads, consider adding this delicious and nutritious recipe to your home meals menu in 2022. Even adding a new spice like cumin, oregano, or rosemary to your favorite dish can make it seem new again.

This fresh and unique recipe for Cuban Chicken with Salsa Fresca might inspire you to think outside the culinary box and give your family members the delightful, satisfying flavor they desire at dinnertime. It is so delicious they will be begging you to make it again and again. With garden-fresh ingredients and its wholesome flavor, Cuban Chicken is the perfect addition to your menu.

Cuban Chicken with Salsa Fresca

1 cup grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Salsa Fresca:
1 cup grapefruit segments
1/2 jicama, cubed
1/2 red onion, chopped
3/4 cup grapefruit juice
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped


Heat oven to 400 F.

In large bowl, mix grapefruit juice, oil, garlic powder, cumin, paprika and red pepper until combined. Add chicken to bowl and turn to coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer.

To make salsa fresca: In medium bowl, mix grapefruit segments, jicama, red onion, grapefruit juice, olive oil, cilantro and jalapeno pepper until combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Remove chicken from marinade. Place chicken in baking dish. Bake 25-30 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

Serve chicken with salsa fresca.

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