4.21.2009

Grilled Cilantro and Lime Chicken with Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa



So, earlier I was over at For the love of cooking and I have to tell you that there is an amazing Southwestern Salad on there right now! You really should check out! Anyway, that salad recipe got me thinking and I came up with this Chicken and Salsa recipe.

We are eating as I post this and let me tell you, I can hardly keep from going outside and shouting to all of my neighbors to come on over and join us! (Actually, I would never really do anything like this, I am far too subdued!)


Here are the ingredients you will need to make this dish.

For the Chicken you will need:
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice from one lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup white wine (Sorry, I forgot my wine in the photo!)
Place all of the ingredients into a sturdy Ziploc bag. Seal and shake a little to combine. Open bag and add your chicken. Place into the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Remove chicken from bag and place on a medium grill. Cook about 10 minutes on each side until internal temperature reaches a minimum of 165 degrees. Serve with Salsa and Rice.


Here is how to make this flavorful salsa.
  • 2 cups heirloom cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup tri-colored peppers, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (White pepper would be even better.)
Place all of your ingredients into a large bowl. Stir to combine. Refrigerate several hours or overnight so that all of these fabulous flavors come together!

This is a perfect warm weather dish. It's light, fresh and wonderful!

~Happy Eating~

20 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

This looks beautiful and I'm sure it tastes fabulous! I think my Mom would love this and she is coming tomorrow! Yippee! Lori

jenjen said...

Hi Kim! How pretty! I wanted to let you know that I made your greek burger wraps tonight and they were a huge hit!

Thanks so much!

XOXO
Jen

Kathy said...

I can't wait to try this with the warmer weather we're starting to have now! Bookmarking now!!!

Molly said...

I just saw the word "cilantro" in the title and I started clicking because I knew I would love it!
That looks wonderful and light and summery - perfect for the weather we've been having.

Selba said...

Wow.. it looks so gorgeous! I will make this someday :)

A. and M. said...

great idea for the summer..looks delicious..
Grazie

teresa said...

Oh this looks so fresh and delicious! I love dishes like this!

Ginger said...

Colorful, fresh and fantastic flavors!! What more could you ask for WELL.... myabe some warmer weather in Cincinnati Ohio so I can make and take this salsa on a picnic!! Have a great day....

Katherine Aucoin said...

What a gorgeous dish. I would love this. WE're always looking for new ways to prepare chicken and this certainly looks like a winner!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Now isn't this just perfect for summer? It has been unseasonably hot here the last few days and I have been looking for great dishes like this to feed my family.

Thanks!

-Francesca

burpandslurp said...

wow...look at all the colors! I'll call this a rainbow taco!

Heidi said...

What a colorful pretty dish! This would be a great way for me to use up that cilantro in my fridge.

Kathy B! said...

This looks fabulous! And I'm especially excited because I made salmon with a lime/cilatro marinade the other night and I still have cilantro!! YAY! This is gonna be Thursday's dinner for sure.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

That looks absolutely decisous! Good job my friend!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love SW dishes! And isn't Pam fabulous!

Randi Troxell said...

oh that looks so freakin' heavenly... i think that maybe i would devour it! lol... just wanted to say thnx for visiting me and my blog... hope you dont mind a new follower- i love your blog and think i may stick around a bit!

Pam said...

Thank you for the shout out and kind words!

The chicken and salsa look and sound amazing - my kind of food!

In answer to your question, I do try other peoples recipes and then I post about them with a link back to their blog. I sometimes follow the recipe as is or I adapt them to suit my family's tastes.

Claudia said...

This is so very pretty. I love the lime taste in chicken and in salsa. And tomato season ... is coming. That salsa recipe would go with everything. Bookmarking.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I had to look to see where you live...

You make the yummiest looking food. I want you to be my neighbor!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

I'm glad I came here AFTER dinner or I'd be trying to eat my screen.

You had me laughing at "...I'm much too subdued..." Ahahaha!

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