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Grilled Chicken with Black Bean Salsa Recipe

Grilled Chicken with Black Bean Salsa Recipe

Black bean salsa with mango gives this dish a Mexican taste without too much heat. I like to slice the chicken and serve it over a long grain and wild rice mix. —Terri Clouse, Connoquenessing, PA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • BLACK BEAN SALSA:
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. Pour 2/3 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 1-2 hours. Reserve remaining marinade for basting. In a small bowl, combine salsa ingredients; toss to combine.
  • 2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade during the last 4 minutes. Serve with salsa. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup salsa equals 266 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 339 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.