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).