Healthy Dinner Recipe: Sweet-Peppered Lime Chicken

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After eating healthy all day, or coming back from your evening workout, it is important to finish the day off nutritiously—without sacrificing the taste (so that you keep eating healthy and don’t give into cravings!).

While it might be easier to eat healthy for breakfast and lunch (yogurt and a banana & salads), by dinnertime you may feel the desire to give into cravings. Because dinner is usually a group meal, you may not pay attention to eating healthy or may me tempted to go for seconds if everyone at the table is.

Instead of eating out for dinner, prepare this simple and healthy recipe for family, friends, or portion leftovers for later meals.

To avoid overeating, never eat in front of the television. Use a smaller plate size, or properly weigh and portion each serving.


Skinless boneless chicken breasts

Newman’s Own Light Italian Dressing

1 lemon

Pepper/ Italian seasoning

1 yellow pepper

1 orange pepper

1 cucumber

1 tomato

Lime juice

2 boxes of Near East Rice Pilaf- Garlic & Herb

chickenServes: 4

Nutrition info for rice (per 1 serving/ 185 grams) 210 calories, 2 g total fat, 1 g polyunsaturated, 0 g monounsaturated, 0 g trans, 5 mg cholesterol, 520 mg sodium, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 g sugars, 4 g protein, 2% iron.


Defrost the chicken and clean with lemon. Sprinkle salt and pepper (I avoid using salt) or Italian seasoning. Pour Light Italian dressing over chicken and leave in refrigerator to marinate.

Dice yellow and orange peppers into small cubes and place to the side. Peel cucumber, slice, then cube. Cut tomato slightly thick and chop down into cubed-size. Combine all four ingredients into a bowl and squeeze lime juice over.

Read the rice package direction and begin to boil water.


ricePlace chicken on a non-stick pan (I use coconut oil) or grill and let it cook. While the chicken is cooking, add rice to boiling water and cover. The rice should be done in 15 minutes, but you will know when it is ready when it is soft.

The rice is easy enough to make and can be set on the table for serving. If you are packing some for later meals, give yourself one serving. (I use one scoop from the serving spoon as a portion.)

When the chicken is ready, place into a serving platter and squeeze lime juice over once, add the diced mixture on top. Enjoy!


*** I am always looking for healthy, easy-to-make, delicious recipes. If you have any suggestions, let me know in the comment section. I will try them and blog about it! If you would like to write a guest recipe post, email me at !


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