6.09.2009

Grilled Garlic-Lime Chicken with Watermelon Salsa and an Award

Here is my entry for BSI (Blogger Secret Ingredient)

*I forgot to mention that there will be a prize awarded for the winning recipe.*

Now, I feel that there are going to be some strong opinions on this dish and that's okay! I have to admit that this was adventurous for me too! I wanted something really different. I don't usually like fruit with meat but I have got to tell you, this is actually terrific! The grilled flavor of the chicken, the salty taste of the feta, the spiciness of the jalepeno, the tartness of the lime, and the sweetness of the watermelon all came together for an extravaganza of flavors on the tongue!






Here is what I put into the "Salsa":
  • 2 cups diced watermelon, drained
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 cup chopped red and yellow bell peppers
  • 1 small finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp sliced green onion
  • juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 1/4 tsp each kosher salt and white pepper
Place all of your ingredients into a large bowl and toss gently. Refrigerate for about an hour before serving.






I marinated four boneless skinless chicken breasts in these ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 2 tsp mince garlic
Marinade the chicken for at least an hour. Grill Chicken on the BBQ or George Foreman. Place desired amount of Watermelon Salsa over Chicken.



Come on. Be Brave. Give this a try. I know you will love it!

Don't Forget to email me your recipe by Sunday June 14th, 2009!

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~Watermelon Love~

A big thanks to Julie for presenting me with this very sweet award! Please be sure to go and visit her blog. She is very talented and has tons of wonderful recipes that you are sure to fall in love with!



I am having trouble remembering who I have passed one of these on to already. I am going to have to get back this after I check through my posts! :0)


35 comments:

Moonspinner said...

I think it looks (and I'm sure tastes) great!

nanny said...

I just love all of the ingredients you used and use in all of your recipes!!!
I like the flavor of fruits on meats and fish.

Dajana said...

Wow, that sure is a great idea and very brave.
I guess I'd never think of it myself.

Cairo Typ0 said...

I like the idea of a melon salsa! :) I'm game. :)

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Oh wow! That sounds delicious!!! I'm going to print out that recipe to try later.

Chow and Chatter said...

congrats on award love the chicken i need to start marinating like u lol

Cathy said...

I'm definitely going to try this one! Hubby loves watermelon and I love fruit with grilled meat. Great job!

Denise said...

I think it looks awesome. I am printing it out right now!

burpandslurp said...

dang, salsa looks awesome! hmm...watermelon...that's a tough one, I'll have to rack my brains for this.
Oh, and congrats on the BSI win!

Mary said...

The colors here are awesome. Congratulations on your well deserved award.

Randi Troxell said...

i think it looks great... im gonna print it out too- i'll have to try it this wkend and we'll see!

girlichef said...

I love fruit salsas...esp. with chicken or fish. Looks and sounds really tasty!!

Delectable Dining said...

I actually think this sounds good. I love fruit salsa on fish... so why not try chicken! Your grilled chicken breasts look fabulous, by the way!

Cathy said...

Watermelon is one of my favorite summer treats and I love salsa - so this is perfect. Can't wait to try it.

Congrats on your well deserved award.

Karen said...

Great idea for a topping for your chicken. It sounds like a delicious combination of flavors in the salsa!

Katy ~ said...

Melon salsa sounds good. I'd certainly give it a try.

Donna-FFW said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Love the salsa ingredients.

Jenn said...

Oooo...I've never thought of using watermelon in a salsa. Nice. I bet it matches well with tastingly delicious chicken of yours.

Joyce said...

I have had watermelon salsa before and was very pleased with the taste. This sounds so good on a hot day. I will try it and let you know my feedback when I make it in a few weeks. I love new recipes to stir up my taste buds:)
Joyce

Kristin said...

I'm down for anything that has feta on it!

Molly said...

Watermelon salsa! Yeah I'd try that.

I love mango salsa, so why not?

Just saw you on Apron Godesses. :)

Renuka said...

It looks great and delicious...chicken with lime and water melon...would love to get a bite of that...

Connie Weiss said...

Watermelon Salsa? That is awesome! The only thing I could think of to make was a drink! LOL!

Great job!

Linda said...

Wow....this sounds good. I am pretty adventurous in trying new tastes together and I think this would be very tasty. Plus the colors...I love the colors!
I am posting my entry today!!

Reeni♥ said...

What a great idea! I love sweet and savory flavors together. I bet it's delicious!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

That watermelon salsa looks interesting.I've only had mango salsa.This is a must try.

momstheword said...

My youngest loves garlic-lime chicken. I'll bet he'd love this!!!! Looks yummy!

HiHoOhio said...

must try this one!!! YUM

Kathy B! said...

This sounds intriguing! Can you send me some?!

:)

I love your creativity, and you sound like the perfect host for BSI.

Now if I could just get my newly vacationed butt off the couch to try the recipe... sigh...

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

I think it looks divine.

Pam said...

I've seen watermelon paired with feta before, and I can't quite bring myself to try it.

I love fruits with meats though!

teresa said...

I think this looks fabulous! I can't wait to try it! Congrats on the award, you deserve it!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I haven't tried that combo before either, but it sounds wonderful!

I can't wait to make it!

5 Star Foodie said...

Watermelon salsa sounds very interesting and delicious, I would really like to try it, will pick up some watermelon tomorrow!

Kathy said...

Oh, this is to die for!!! Can't wait to make it!!!

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