Here is a recipe that uses a whole grain carbohydrate – brown rice. It proves that healthy eating can taste great!

Mango Salsa Chicken over Rice

4 4-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 mango, finely diced (1 cup)
1/2 cup finely diced red onion
1 green bell pepper, finely diced
2 cups brown rice, cooked


1. Prepare indoor or outdoor grill
2. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill chicken breasts over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
3. In a small bowl, whisk olive oil and vinegar. Add remaining ingredients except rice and toss to coat.
4. Pour mango salsa over grilled chicken breasts. Serve each chicken breast over 1/2 cup brown rice.

Nutrition Information: 298 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 1g Saturated Fat, 68mg Cholesterol, 358mg Sodium, 34g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Dietary Fiber, 9g Sugars, 28g Protein

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