Every week our friends at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City develop healthy recipes exclusively for our readers. This grilled chicken dish was created for Jennifer H., from Baltimore, Maryland, who is on the Weight Watchers Points Plus program. She asked for something that’s “low-fat, low-carb, but flavorful and not boring!!”

This pretty dish proves that simple doesn’t have to mean boring. The marinade on the chicken could not be easier to prepare, as it contains just five ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. The quick-assembly salsa dresses up the grilled chicken, adding an extra punch of flavor and gorgeous color to your plate. All for a mere 250 calories, 11 carbohydrates, and 10 grams of fat. The 26 grams of protein will fill you up and ensure you don’t miss a carb on the side of your plate.

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Photo by Grace Stufkosky; Recipe by Alexandra Shytsman




Grilled Chicken
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken cutlets
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (about 1 1/2 limes)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cucumber Salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 peeled, finely diced medium cucumbers
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. Whisk together marinade in tupperware dish. Wash and dry chicken and place in dish. Massage chicken with marinade until it is evenly coated. Close and place in refrigerator. Marinate for at least one hour, or up to six.

  2. Grease a grill pan with oil or spray and place on high heat. Place cutlets on grill and cook for 2 min. Rotate 45 degrees and cook for another 2 min. Then, turn over and repeat (this cooking time is for cutlets of about 1/3″-thickness). Take off grill and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

  3. Combine all salsa ingredients and serve as a garnish on chicken.

Nutritional Information

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4 servings