Cut each chicken breast in half to make 8 equal pieces. Prick the flesh of the chicken and make diagonal slashes, 1-inch apart using a paring knife. Set aside in a sealable plastic bag or shallow covered dish.
Mix all the ingredients of the marinade in an electric blender or a food processor and process until thoroughly pureed. Pour the marinade over chicken, toss and rub, to coat thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place chicken in a single layer over a rack positioned in sheet pan. Bake in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes, Turning once and basting with marinade juices and oil, or until cooked.
Serve immediately garnished with lemon or lime wedges. Accompany this with Pan-Roasted Potatoes and Onions with Cumin and Indian Salsa.
Adapted from a recipe in: "The Essentials Collection: Low Fat" by Parragon Publishing.
You may want to consider using Achiote paste rather than the food coloring if you're sensitive about artificial color.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (146g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8|
|Calories from Fat: 39 (23%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 4.3g||6 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.7g||4 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1g|
|Cholesterol 69.1mg||21 %|
|Sodium 107.6mg||4 %|
|Potassium 388.1mg||10 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 3.4g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.4g||2 %|
|Sugars, other 3g|
|Protein 28.3g||40 %|
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Calories per serving: 170
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