Friday, May 8, 2015

Fun Food Friday- Island Chicken with Pineapple Mango Salsa

Grilling season is upon us, yay!!!! We love grilling, and one of my absolute favorite things to grill is this Island Chicken. We never grilled chicken before, I was always too worried it wouldn't get done and if it did get done, it was really dry. But I saw this recipe on a healthy recipe app I have and thought I'd give it a try and boy oh boy am I glad I did because I is amazing! And super easy! And nice and healthy! Need I say more? :) And this chicken freezes well and is great in chicken tacos and wraps. I did the food for my cousin's shower last August and we had this chicken for tacos and it was a huge hit! So I always make a bunch and then dice up and freeze for future use. So if you want to spice up your grilling :), try this one out!
Ingredients: Boneless skinless chicken breast, Honey, Can of Pineapple Tidbits, Mango, Soy Sauce, Lime Juice, Cilantro, Kiwi, Onion, Garlic

First you make the marinade and that starts with the juice from a can of pineapple tidbits...

1 Tablespoon soy sauce...

1 Tablespoon honey...

and 2 cloves of garlic, minced

Stir it all together

Now the key to keeping your chicken from getting try it to cut it in half so it cooks quicker. So go ahead and cut your chicken in half lengthwise

Put the chicken in a zip lock bag and pour in the marinade

Squish is around so all the chicken is coated. Then just marinate in a refrigerator for a couple of hours.

For the salsa, dice up 1/4 cup of red onion...

peel and dice 2 kiwis...

cut up a drained can of mangos...
(You can also use a fresh mango peeled and dice, but I absolutely hate peeling and dicing a mango, it ends up a squishy mess, so I started using canned mango and it still tastes just great!)

and chop up 1 Tablespoon of cilantro

Add all of that to a bowl...

and sprinkle on 1/2 Tablespoon of Lime Juice

Stir it all together and tada... delicious salsa! (The twins always say Tada! when they do anything :))

After the chicken has been marinating a couple of hours go ahead and put it on the grill

Grill it on the first side for about 5-7 minutes, depending on the size

Then go ahead and flip it over and grill for another 5-7 minutes

Grill until it reaches an internal temperature of 170-180 degrees

Chickens' all done!

So on your plate go ahead and top that chicken with some salsa and...ENJOY!

Like I said at the beginning, this makes for great wraps. I just take some diced up chicken, some of the salsa, and add some romaine lettuce on a spinach tortilla...

Fold it up and there you have it, yum, yum!!!

It also makes for great chicken tacos

Just serve it diced up with all the taco trimmings, again, yum, yum!!!

Island Chicken with Pineapple Mango Salsa
4 boneless skinless chicken breast, cut in half lengthwise
1 can (8oz) pineapple tidbits, juice only (reserve the pineapple for the salsa)
1 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS honey
2 cloves garlic, minced

Pineapple from the drained can
Can of mango, diced (or one fresh mango peeled and diced)
2 kiwis, peeled and diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 TBS cilantro, chopped
1/2 TBS lime juice

Mix together all the marinade ingredients. Place chicken in a zip lock bag and pour marinade over. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Mix together all the salsa ingredients. Cover and let chill while you cook the chicken. Cook the chicken on a heated grill for 5-7 minutes on each side until it reaches an internal temperature of 170-180. Top cooked chicken with the salsa (on your plate, not the grill :)).

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