Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo Grilled Chicken-30g Protein!

August 25, 2023

Pico de Gallo Grilled Chicken-30g Protein: Labor Day weekend is right around the corner….which means we can see friends and family and take a deep breath with some time off. There isn’t a holiday I don’t like, but the holidays that don’t actually consist of much have a special place in my heart.

Labor Day also means getting back to the grill. This is a wonderful grilled chicken recipe that has a bit of Mexican flare. It’s light and fresh and delicious! Pair it with grilled bell peppers and onions and some black beans. It’s simple and fast…I’m going to title it one of my Healthy in a Hurry meals. A delicious protein packed recipe you are sure to enjoy!

Pico de Gallo Grilled Chicken

Recipe bySteph Wagner (Bariatric Food Coach)
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1/8 cup cilantro
  • 2 limes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed


  1. In a shallow dish combine 1 cup chopped cilantro, juice of 1 lime and 1 tsp salt. Add chicken and marinade 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile dice tomatoes, onions, garlic, 1/8 cup cilantro and jalapeño pepper. Mix. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add lime juice and toss.
  3. Grill chicken (or on stovetop) and let rest a few minutes. Then top with pico mixture.

Nutritional Info

Calories 176; Carbohydrates 6 grams; Fat 2 grams; Protein 30 grams

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Editor's Note: Join Steph at our 2023 ObesityHelp National Conference in Costa Mesa, CA on September 15th and 16th! Her session, Mastering Meal Planning: Discovering Your Simplified Style, will provide valuable insights into the art of crafting customized menus and meal plans!

Pico de Gallo


Steph Wagner MS, RDN has worked as a dietitian and food coach to bariatric patients since 2009. She is the co-founder Bariatricfoodcoach.com with her husband Kevin, a web developer. Together they've built an extensive, user-friendly website and community for post-op patients. Steph also has a published cookbook “Best Fork Forward: Everyday Dinners After Weight-Loss Surgery.” Read more articles by Steph!
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