Tropical Lime Chicken
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
Makes4 servings (1 cup salsa)
- 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
- 1 medium kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
- 1 cup uncooked couscous
- In a small bowl, combine the salsa ingredients; cover and refrigerate until serving.
- In a large bowl, combine the lime juice, oil, lime zest, salt and pepper. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
- Drain and discard marinade. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 3 in. from the heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Meanwhile, cook couscous according to package directions. Serve with chicken and salsa.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 371 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.
Mar 15, 2013
Excellent recipe and it lends itself to alterations to suit your family's taste. I used the canned pineapple juice with the lime for the marinade and shortened the time to 30 minutes. My family likes a little sweeter salsa, so I upped the honey a bit. It was delicious. I also finished off the chicken in the oven at 400 for about 15 minutes after browning it on the stove top. It was very tender and tasty. This recipe is a keeper!
Jun 13, 2011
This recipe had mixed reviews between me and my mother but all in all we enjoyed it very much and was indeed quick to make. My mother loved the salsa but thought the chicken was too tangy and I loved the chicken and hated the salsa. We substituted peach bits for the bell pepper as neither of us are fans of peppers and I didn't put chilly flakes in, moms a spice wuss. Very good recipe though and I encourage people to try it.
Jul 9, 2009
I've made this twice and get raves each and every time:)
Apr 8, 2008
YUM! I've used a similar recipe that I came up with & everybody always raves! I add fresh cilantro to whatever fresh veggies & fruits from the farmers market along with whatever other herbs are available for the salsa and add refrig'd horseradish (or fresh if it's available at the farmers market - I like it a little kicked up, obviously!!). Extra YUM - and like she said the salsa is a go-to recipe - use what sounds good or is available at the time. BTW - I'm from Lincoln, NE TOO!!! :-)