Lime Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

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Maxine Published: January 9, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Lime Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Sink your teeth into this tender and smoky grilled chicken, packed with a bite of spicy jalapeno, zesty lime, and side of fruity salsa for a filling meal!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Chicken and Marinade:

  • lbschicken breast
  • 4tbspolive oil
  • 1tbsplime zest
  • 1tbsplime juice,(from 1 lime)
  • 2garlic cloves,thinly sliced
  • 2tbspcilantro,chopped
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tsppepper

For Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa:

  • 1cuppineapple,grilled, diced
  • 1cupsweet corn,grilled, or canned corn
  • 1tbspjalapeno,diced
  • cupred bell pepper,diced
  • cupshallots,diced
  • 1tbsplime juice
  • pinchsalt

For Optional Toppings:

  • peanuts,crushed
  • scallions,sliced
  • lime wedges,for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to 400 degrees F.

Chicken and Marinade:

  1. If the chicken breasts are thick, butterfly them and add them to a Ziploc bag. Gently pound the chicken using the soft side of a mallet to make the chicken about ¼-inch thick.

  2. Once the chicken is pounded thin, add the olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, thinly sliced garlic, chopped cilantro, salt, and pepper to the Ziploc bag.

  3. Close the bag, then massage the chicken, making sure it is evenly coated in the marinade.

  4. Let the chicken marinate for 20 to 25 minutes.

Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa:

  1. Dice the grilled pineapple into small evenly-sized cubes. Add it to a mixing bowl.

  2. Finely dice the shallots and jalapeno, then add them to the bowl.

  3. Dice the red pepper and remove the corn kernels from the cob. Add to the mixing bowl, along with a pinch of salt.

  4. Add the lime juice and gently combine. Once well combined, set aside.

  5. Carefully place a sheet of foil on the heated grill. Place the chicken on the foil.

  6. Grill for about 3 minutes on each side.

  7. Remove from the grill and arrange the chicken on a platter. Top with the pineapple jalapeno salsa. As an optional garnish, top with crushed peanuts and sliced scallions.

  8. Serve with a few lime wedges, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 485.51kcal
  • Fat: 29.87g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.67g
  • Fiber: 2.54g
  • Sugar: 8.32g
  • Protein: 37.58g
  • Cholesterol: 108.86mg
  • Sodium: 716.27mg
  • Calcium: 40.98mg
  • Potassium: 622.51mg
  • Iron: 1.99mg
  • Vitamin A: 67.68µg
  • Vitamin C: 48.06mg
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