Monday, August 5, 2013

Fabulous Food: Grilled chicken with mango salsa

My sister Lori made this dish at the beach...and it was the perfect dinner to have after a day spent in the sun and sand.  It was full of the flavors I love during the Summertime- grilled chicken topped with lightly sweet and spicy salsa...sooooo good.   


(for the chicken)

4 Tbsp lime juice
4 Tbsp olive oil, plus extra for grilling rack
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

(for the mango salsa)

2 ripe mangoes
3 ripe kiwis
2 jalapeño peppers, minced
2 campari tomatoes
kosher salt
1/3 c. chopped cilantro

Directions for the chicken:

Make the marinade for the chicken 3 hours ahead- combine the lime juice, oil, salt, cumin, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl and whisk well.  Place the chicken in a shallow pan and pour marinade over it.  Cover and refrigerate, 2-3 hours, turning several times.  

Oil the grilling rack.  Cook chicken 4-5 minutes on each side or until the chicken springs back when touched and the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced with a sharp knife.  Season with salt and cover with the mango salsa. 

Directions for the mango salsa:

Peel mangoes and kiwis.  Cut them into 1/2" pieces and combine with the diced jalapeños.  Seed the tomatoes and dice them into 1/2" pieces- add to the bowl.  Add lime juice and mix well.  Taste and season with salt.  

The salsa can be made 4 hours ahead.  At serving time, add the cilantro.

Serving suggestion: I like to slice the chicken into thin strips before I pour the salsa over it.  Lori served this dish with sweet potato fries and salad which was a perfect combination. 
This recipe is so good and pretty easy to make.  You gotta try it while it's still warm! 

Bon appetit : )

(recipe adapted from Backyard Grilling)

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