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Recipe Ingredients

1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
2 tbsp brown sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 tbsp Smart Balance® Original Buttery Spread

Recipe Steps

Combine cocoa, brown sugar, salt, paprika and cayenne pepper in a small bowl and mix; set aside.

Pound or slice chicken breast into 1/4-inch thick fillets. Sprinkle cocoa mixture over fillets until well coated.

In two batches, cook chicken in buttery spread over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet until browned on both sides and cooked through.

Slice and serve on a bed of rice.

Nutrition Facts

Makes 6 servings. About 4 oz.


Nutrition Per Serving:
Calories 267
Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fatty Acid 0g
Poly Fat 2g
Mono Fat 3g
Cholesterol 109mg
Sodium 535mg
Carbohydrates 8g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 36g