Santa Fe (Fay) Chicken

"Picked up this recipe from an Oprah Show I watched. Tried it and made it my own. I have marinated this dish from 24 hours to just a few minutes but love it anyway. It somehow feels like it is Indian. Maybe the spices give it that effect."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl well.
  • Pour into a shallow baking pan and lay the chicken breasts in.
  • Cover and refrigerate for one hour (to even 2 days. But I would advise that if you are keeping it for over an hour or two do not add the lime juice to it. Add it a couple of hours prior to cooking it.) Preheat the broiler.
  • After one hour, when the chicken has absorbed all the flavors of the marinade, pour in the white wine and the chopped cilantro.
  • Broil the chicken under a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes, basting it with the juices to keep it moist.
  • Serve it in the pan juices.
  • P.S. You can bake(at 180C) and pan grill this too with equally good results.

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  1. This chicken is 'to die for'! It's so easy...I marinated it for about 2 hours and used a 2001 Mosel-Saar-Ruwer for the white wine...I have no idea what I'm talking about because I don't drink wine, it was given to me as a hostess gift. Anyway, the chicken was wonderful and the picky-eaters went for seconds! We had this with steamed rice and broccoli for a very healthy dinner. Thanks for sharing this recipe Fay, it's a keeper :)
  2. This recipe is from a cookbook entitled "The Healthy Kitchen" by Dr. Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley. Rosie used to be Oprah's personal chef. I followed Dr. Weil many years ago and that's when I purchased the cookbook. This was always one of my favorite recipes from the book, glad to see it posted here!
  3. I've made this chicken many times because I generally have all these ingredients in my house and it's super easy. Thanks!
  4. This recipe rocks! It's one of my favourite things to do with Chicken. This dish goes really well with Cous Cous (follow directions, adding some chopped cilantro, lime juice and butter to the water). Top with sour cream mixed with lime juice and chopped cilantro leaves.
  5. The chicken was moist & tasty! I followed the recipe exactly, using a dry white wine. I mixed the rum with Coke & drank it (lol) while I watched my husband grill the chicken. Thanx Fay!


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