Aug 14, 2013

Grilled Chicken with Black Bean Mango Salsa



Grilled chicken breast, seasoned with cumin and spices and topped with a fresh salsa made with sweet mango, protein-rich black beans and lots of lime and cilantro for flavor.


Let's face it, grilled chicken can be pretty boring, but not if you serve it with this zesty salsa. You may want to even make this salsa on it's own, it makes a fantastic dip if you serve it with chips – seriously good! Sometimes, I even throw in some diced avocado – yum!


This is perfect to make for a weeknight dinner, it's quick and light, high in fiber, protein, and gluten-free.


Grilled Chicken with Black Bean Mango Salsa
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Servings: 4 • Size: 3 oz chicken, 2/3 cup salsa  • Old Pts: 5 • WW Points+: 6 pt
Calories: 261 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 24 g • Fiber: 5 g • Protein: 30.5 g • Sugar: 8 g
Sodium: 71 mg (without salt) • Cholest: 0 mg

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz (2) boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed, sliced in half lengthwise
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • juice of 1 lime

For the Black Bean Mango Salsa (makes about 2 1/2 cups):

  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped (keep seeds if you want it spicy)

Directions:

Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in a large non-reactive bowl with remaining ingredients, toss well to coat and refrigerate at least 1 hour.



In a medium bowl, combine the red onion, lime juice, olive oil and season with salt, to taste. Mix well then combine with the remaining ingredients; refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heat the grill or a grill pan to medium high, discard the chicken marinade and grill the chicken breasts about 3 minutes on each side, or until the center is cooked through. Transfer to a cutting board and slice the chicken on the bias. Serve the sliced chicken topped with mango black bean salsa.

29 comments :

  1. Very great idea for dinner, nice color mix, black from black beans and yellow from mango, very appetizing.

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  2. I adore mango salsa (just had some last night with shrimp and scallops, actually!), so this looks great! Your photos are gorgeous as well.

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    1. This would be so good with shrimp, going to try that next!!

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  3. Can you sub peach for mango?

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  4. Hi there - love the blog! Quick question - when I click "print friendly" at the bottom of the page, I am taken to a different website... am I doing something wrong?
    THANKS!

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    1. hmm, i just clicked and that didn't happen to me. You can contact support@printfriendly.com they can quickly help you with any issues.

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    2. Okay it's working for me now - strange! Thanks for checking! :)

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  5. This looks like a great little meal. Very similar to what I had last night. Grilled jerk chicken with spicy pineapple salsa!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Liveintheyard.blogspot.ca

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  6. This looks so fresh, healthy, and delicious. My kind of meal!

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  7. How do you pick a ripe mango? It seems that no matter what I do, I'm ending up with a green one, which doesn't have the sweetness I love about mango!

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    1. It should give a little when you press it. I usually let it sit on my counter until it does.

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  8. I am not a fan of cilantro. I swear it tastes like comet smells. Any better options than parsley for replacement?

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  9. Can I use thawed frozen mango?

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    1. I use thawed frozen mango all the time in recipes, and it turns out pretty much exactly the same as fresh. I usually buy mine at Trader Joe's because it's not too expensive.

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    2. I love my Trader Joe's and just happen to have frozen mango in the freezer! I'm making this tomorrow!

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  10. I'm excited to make this for camping this weekend!! Thank you, it sounds delish.

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  11. Just made this tonight! it was sooooo good!

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  12. Oh, Gina! You've done it again. Made this two nights ago for my family and even my 3.5 year old enjoyed some! We had some leftovers so I have had lunch the past two days as well. This is AMAZING!

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  13. I have been using recipes from your website all year Gina but I don't ever comment. I made two recipes this week, this one and the chicken enchilada zucchini boats. They were HUGE hits with my husband and 7 and 5 year old boys. They are tough (I mean really tough) to please. When I can cook healthy and please them? Well, then I feel like I hit the jackpot! Thank you!

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  14. Do you think you could make the chicken in a crock pot? How would you adjust the recipe?

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  15. I was very skeptical on the black bean mango salsa, but it was delicious and i am definitely making this again!!!

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  16. Oh yea, Gina! You have performed the item once again. Produced that a pair of evenings back for my family and even my 3. 5 calendar how to make apple passbook year previous loved several! There was several outstanding i really have experienced lunch break days gone by a pair of days likewise. That is WONDERFUL!

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  17. Can I marinate the chicken overnight or will that be too much?

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  18. This is delicious. I'm sitting here eating the salsa with a spoon :)

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  19. Absolutely delicious! Made this last night with cilantro lime rice. I had some leftover and took it for lunch, even better the next day ( I usually don't care for leftovers either). Loved all the flavors. This will be the star entrée for a birthday dinner party I am planning next month!

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