Monday, June 28, 2010

Citrus Chicken with Mango Salsa

Kristi was away for the weekend and I had two chicken breasts in the refrigerator and had picked up 4 mango's at the store the other day.  Instead of going with the easy grilled BBQ chicken I wanted to add some fresh citrus flavor.  After making those scallops with the jalapeno mango puree, I realized you can create all kinds of great flavored puree's.  While looking through the refrigerator I came up with the salsa idea and it turned out better than I imagined.  The combination of the chicken, puree and salsa tasted perfect, enjoy!


•   2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
•   3 tablespoon lime juice
•   1 ½ tablespoon lemon juice
•   ½ teaspoon garlic powder
•   2 mango's
•   2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
•   2 tablespoons honey
•   2 tablespoons your favorite BBQ sauce
•   1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
•   ¼ teaspoon chili powder
•   ¼ cup diced red pepper
•   ¼ cup diced yellow onion
•   ½ jalapeno seeded and diced
•   Salt and pepper


Start by marinating the chicken in 1 ½ tablespoons lime and lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Add 1 mango, 1 tablespoon cilantro, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon lime juice, BBQ sauce, vinegar and chili powder in blender and puree. Let it chill in refrigerator while chicken marinates.

For the salsa the key is to dice 1 mango, red pepper, onion and jalapeno in same size pieces. Add 1 tablespoon honey, ½ tablespoon lime juice and a pinch of salt. Mix salsa and put in refrigerator until ready to plate.

Grill chicken over medium high heat. Start with skin side down for 2-3mins., turn 90 degrees to create good grill marks for another 2-3mins. Flip over and grill until chicken is cooked all the way through (time depends on how thick the chicken is).

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