Grilled Creole Chicken
The spicy flavor of this healthy chicken dish is good served with a rice dish.

Servings: 6

Tomato Pepper Sauce:
• 2 medium onions, chopped
• 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
• 1 celery rib, chopped
• 4 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 - 28 ounce to 32 ounce can plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
• 1 cup chicken broth
• 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
• 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
• 2 bay leaves
• 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
• 4 whole cloves
• 3 large whole boneless chicken breasts with skin (about 10 ounces each), halved
• 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
• Parsley sprigs for garnish

For Sauce: In a heavy nonstick saucepan cook onions, bell pepper, celery, and garlic in oil over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until celery is softened. Add tomatoes, broth, and thyme and simmer sauce 25 minutes, or until most of liquid is evaporated. Season sauce with salt and pepper. Sauce may be prepared 1 day ahead and kept chilled, covered.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups sauce.

For Chicken: In an electric spice grinder or blender grind fine coriander seeds, bay leaves, peppercorns, and cloves. Pat chicken dry and rub ground spices and salt all over it. Grill chicken on an oiled rack 4 inches above glowing coals 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Alternatively, grill chicken in a preheated well-seasoned ridged grill pan.

Serve chicken with tomato pepper sauce and garnish with parsley sprigs.

NOTE: You can prepare the sauce up to one day in advance.

Per Serving: 221 Calories; 5g Fat (20.0% calories from fat); 1g Saturated Fat; 31g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 68mg Cholesterol; 723mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.

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