Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer Menu- Grilled Chicken with Homemade Salsa

I have been baking/cooking up a storm lately with all the weird weather here in MN. It's been so rainy and overcast that all I feel like doing is hunkering down inside and eating yummy food. Hopefully the weather will turn around soon, but in the meantime at least I have some new recipes under my belt!

This is quickly becoming a favorite around here. It's SO yummy and fresh-tasting, perfect for Spring/Summer menus, especially because the chicken is best cooked on the grill!

 Grilled Chicken with Homemade Salsa:

Marinade for chicken:
2 boneless/skinless chicken bosoms (I grew up calling them this, am I weird or what???)
1/4 cup olive oil
1tbsp lemon juice
1tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Black pepper

Tomatoes (2 large or 3 small)
1 avocado (not too ripe!)
1/2 large white onion
Fresh cilantro
1 tbsp lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together, then pour into a bowl with the chicken and marinate for 1-2 hours. 

For the salsa, chop up the vegetables into small pieces, and finely chop the onion (the smaller sized chunks, the better, flavor-wise!). Mince the cilantro and mix it in the vegetables with the lime juice, salt and pepper. I tend to like my salsa really salty, so you may want to experiment with the spices to find what you like best!

After grilling the chicken, pour a generous amount of salsa over each serving and enjoy! I like serving this with cilantro lime rice and black beans, it's the perfect accompaniment!


  1. Thanks so much for the recipe, it looks delicious! I'll eat anything with avacado.

  2. Yay, you did WIAW! :) I'll have to try your salsa style with the avocado. Yum!

  3. Holly- Me too! I'm a sucker for anything with avocado in it. =)

    Melina- thanks! I think it is, the salsa is SO good over grilled chicken.

    Jane- Yup, I FINALLY did it! I've been wanting to forever, and today was the day! It helped that I had already posted this... total cheater.

  4. Chicken boobies!!!! =)

    I want that salsa!!!! avos are my bff!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  5. Jenn- You just made me laugh and nearly spill my tea! Hahaaaa!

  6. This sounds great and it does look so good..I would love to try the salsa especially..hmmnnn..thanks.I will definitely try this

  7. Yay, I hope you like it Marelie!



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