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Zesty Lime Marinated Chicken with Homemade Watermelon Salsa

 
One serving costs about $1.8

$1.80 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 summer,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mexican
spoonacular Score:56%

Spoonacular Score: 56%

 

Zesty Lime Marinated Chicken with Homemade Watermelon Salsa might be just the Mexican recipe you are searching for. For $1.83 per serving, this recipe covers 18% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 249 calories, 26g of protein, and 7g of fat. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Summer. This recipe from Foodista has 3 fans. It works best as a main course, and is done in about 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up orange pepper, cilantro, extra virgin olive oil, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 59%. This score is good. Try Marinated Grilled Chicken With Watermelon Salsa, Marinated Grilled Chicken with Cucumber-Watermelon Salsa, and Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast with Watermelon-Jalapeno Salsa for similar recipes.

Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sparkling rosé are my top picks for Mexican. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. One wine you could try is Cuvaison Pinot Noir. It has 4.8 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 29 dollars.

Cuvaison Pinot Noir

Cuvaison's Carneros Pinot Noir comes from their 400-acre estate in the southern part of Napa Valley. This cool climate vineyard allows near perfect conditions year after year to produce world class Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. Controlling all farming aspects within their own vineyard gives Cuvaison an advantage in producing the best quality fruit therefore minimizing over manipulation at the winery. Winemaker Steven Rogstad sums it up best, "My style and philosophy are based on expressing the unique character of our estate grapes and doing as little as possible to them. When one has such wonderful fruit to work with, that should be one's emphasis."

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 cup
0.5 cup diced cucumber
diced cucumber
1 small
1 small sweet fresh ear corn
sweet fresh ear corn
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps fresh cilantro
fresh cilantro
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps garlic powder
garlic powder
some
some fresh ground pepper
fresh ground pepper
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps honey
honey
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps fresh lime juice
fresh lime juice
0.5 cup
0.5 cup yellow sweet diced orange pepper
yellow sweet diced orange pepper
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps diced red onion
diced red onion
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps crushed red pepper flakes
crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
16 ounces
16 ounces skinless boneless chicken breasts
skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 tsp
1 tsp tabasco sauce
tabasco sauce
2 cups
2 cups diced watermelon
diced watermelon
0.5 cup diced cucumber
0.5 cup
diced cucumber
1 small sweet fresh ear corn
1 small
sweet fresh ear corn
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsps fresh cilantro
2 Tbsps
fresh cilantro
0.5 tsps garlic powder
0.5 tsps
garlic powder
some fresh ground pepper
some
fresh ground pepper
2 Tbsps honey
2 Tbsps
honey
2 Tbsps fresh lime juice
2 Tbsps
fresh lime juice
0.5 cup yellow sweet diced orange pepper
0.5 cup
yellow sweet diced orange pepper
3 Tbsps diced red onion
3 Tbsps
diced red onion
0.5 tsps crushed red pepper flakes
0.5 tsps
crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
16 ounces skinless boneless chicken breasts
16 ounces
skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 tsp tabasco sauce
1 tsp
tabasco sauce
2 cups diced watermelon
2 cups
diced watermelon

Equipment

grill pan
grill pan
microwave
microwave
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
grill pan
grill pan
microwave
microwave
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Instructions
  2. To Make Salsa: In a medium bowl, combine watermelon, cucumber, sweet pepper, corn, cilantro and onion. In a small bowl, mix together cup lime juice, honey, red pepper flakes and salt. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving, to blend flavors.
  3. To Make Chicken: In a shallow bowl add the chicken, 3 tablespoons lime juice and sprinkle with a little garlic powder, salt and pepper. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Coat a large nonstick pan or a grill pan with olive oil spray, add olive oil and heat. Add chicken, cover, and saut over medium heat until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes total. Remove the chicken from the pan
  4. To Make Honey Lime Glaze: In a small bowl, mix together cup lime juice, 2 tablespoons honey and Tabasco. Add the honey lime glaze to the same pan. Cook for about 30 seconds until melted. Return cooked chicken to pan, flipping the chicken once to coat with the glaze.
  5. Remove from pan and plate each piece. Spoon watermelon salsa on top of each piece of chicken and serve with more salsa on the side.
  6. Serve with our recipe for Simple Garlic Toast, if desired. Recipe follows.
  7. Recipe for Simple Garlic Toast
  8. Start with 4 slices sourdough wheat bread. We bought ours at Trader Joes but most markets sell sourdough wheat bread or use regular sourdough slices. Cut each slice in half and toast all of them. Spread each half with 1 teaspoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light. Sprinkle each with a little garlic powder. Place all 8 halves on a plate and reheat in microwave for about 15 seconds.
  9. Our favorite garlic powder is Lawrys with parsley. Weve been buying it for years because it taste much better than most garlic powders.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.79
Ingredient
½ cups diced cucumber
1 small sweet fresh ear corn
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
½ teaspoons garlic powder
some fresh ground pepper
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
½ cups yellow sweet diced orange pepper
3 tablespoons diced red onion
½ teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
16 ounces skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon tabasco sauce
2 cups diced watermelon
Price
$0.16
$0.67
$0.17
$0.03
$0.05
$0.01
$0.51
$0.25
$0.66
$0.10
$0.05
$4.02
$0.02
$0.47
$7.18

Tips

Health Tips

  • Many people proclaim the health benefits of honey, saying it possesses antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Although the extent of its health benefits in humans remains unclear, studies have indeed confirmed that honey can help with cold symptoms and even heal wounds and prevent infections. If you're looking to reap the potential health benefits, dark raw honey is likely the best option.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

  • Buying local honey from beekeepers in your area not only supports your community but helps those beekeepers protect bees! LocalHarvest can help you locate some tasty honey produced near you.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
245k Calories
25g Protein
6g Total Fat
21g Carbs
13% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
245k
12%

Fat
6g
11%

  Saturated Fat
1g
8%

Carbohydrates
21g
7%

  Sugar
15g
18%

Cholesterol
72mg
24%

Sodium
749mg
33%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
25g
51%

Vitamin B3
12mg
63%

Selenium
37µg
53%

Vitamin B6
0.99mg
50%

Vitamin C
36mg
45%

Phosphorus
277mg
28%

Vitamin A
1189IU
24%

Vitamin B5
2mg
20%

Potassium
654mg
19%

Magnesium
50mg
13%

Vitamin B2
0.17mg
10%

Vitamin B1
0.15mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
8%

Manganese
0.15mg
8%

Folate
28µg
7%

Zinc
0.96mg
6%

Fiber
1g
6%

Iron
0.99mg
5%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

Copper
0.1mg
5%

Vitamin B12
0.23µg
4%

Calcium
20mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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