Thursday, April 29, 2010

Grilled lemon chicken with fresh mango salsa

Oh I promise you this is a must try. All who have tried have raved about the tenderness and full flavor of the chicken . Even in the current snow (yep April 29th SNOW), it's worth grilling. Plus doesn't this look like summer? I could use a lil sunshine right now.

Lemon Grilled Chicken

Serves 8-12

1 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 tbsp salt

1 tsp paprika

2 tsp basil

1/2 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp garlic powder

8-12 chicken breasts

Combine all ingredients. Marinate chicken overnight or at least 6 hours. Remove chicken from marinade and discard. Grill over med-high heat 5-7 minutes per side. This is the one I use the most for freezing because the lemon flavor adds freshness to all other meals!

Serve chicken over rice.

Mango Salsa
Peel and dice 3 ripe mango's
dice 1 pint strawberries
3 tbs tang powder (Yep the orange powder drink, think astronauts. This is a don't knock it till you try it.)

Mix all ingredients and let flavors combine while cooking chicken (10-15 minutes.) Top chicken with salsa.

Variation: You can make this fruit salsa with fresh pineapple, kiwi, raspberries, blueberries. Unfortunately they are not in season right now.

Come on Spring, I know you can do it!

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