Lime Chicken with Avocado & Corn Salsa

Lime Chicken with Avocado & Corn Salsa

Lime Chicken! Tasty Healthy Dinner 

This Lime Chicken with Sweetcorn & Avocado Salsa  is a really delicious and really easy dish.

I think sometimes we complicate recipes when there really is no need to at all!

I also believe that fundamentally that’s what good simple food is all about.

This dish  is one of my personal favourites!  

If you come for dinner at my house, this is likely what you’ll get served :-).

So far no complaints!

 

Lime Chicken, easy chicken supper 

For a long time I’d  been racking my brain for a new #HEALTHYEPLS dinner.

One that’s super tasty and super easy.

The salsa is good enough on it’s own!!! Look at those colours!

And don’t forget that coriander – I blarrrrrdy love it!

If you see recipes in other places they may say cilantro – it’s just the American word for the same thing ๐Ÿ™‚ 

This dish is also protein packed with the chicken, low carb and low fat or at least VERY good fat.  

 

Lime Chicken Marinade 

Basically you marinade your chicken thighs or breasts with lime juice, lime zest, garlic, olive oil salt & pepper. (add a little chilli if you like) 

Cover and leave in the fridge for however long you like (minimum an hour I’d say)

So much flavour, light garlicky yumminess, with citrus and a little warmth form the chilli 

 

What more could you want from your Chicken dinner?

It’s also very pretty – it has ALL the colours and that is a sign of a good dinner! (no brown food here ๐Ÿ™‚ )

And a big change and very different frorm Lemon Chicken….

 

Lime Chicken with Sweetcorn & Avocado Salsa

 

I’ve also been desperate for something filling, but not heavy, with a touch of spice!

So here goes… I hope you enjoy it as much as we did

He-Who-Doesn’t-Cook gave it the big thumbs up and that’s saying something!

 

Lime Chicken Serving Suggestion

If it’s not enough for you as a dinner, maybe serve it with sweet potato wedges or new potatoes,  they go really really well with this dish!

 

Lime Chicken Leftovers 

And if you do have any leftovers (ha ha) 

Simply wait for your lime chicken to cool and chop into smaller pieces 

Grab a lunch box and pop your leftover salsa in the bottom and your chicken on top 

Boom – perfect lunch for work! 

I only keep left overs for 1-2 days and they always have to be refridgerated 

 

Perfect Lime Chicken for summer suppers or entertaining

What’s especially nice about this dish is you can add a little or a lot of chilli depending on your taste.

You can also leave the chicken breasts/ thighs marinating in the fridge for an hour or for five hours plus

It really is totally up to you. (I also think the salsa would be really good with a little fresh mango in it?)

The decision between thighs or breasts is a personal one. I’ve made it with both many times.

Today I’d say thighs are my favourite, maybe a little more flavour? And also slightly cheaper

Anyhow – I’ll leave that one for you to decide.

 

Other citrus Chicken Dinners

I have a lot (and I mean a lot) of Chicken dinner recipes on my blog, it seems to be my go to, yours too?

If you like this Lime Chicken dish then I’m sure you’ll also love my Lemon Chicken recipe to, go check it out!

 

Easy Lemon chicken

 

And just use the search bar and hit ‘chicken’ you’ll see a lot of recipes

Have a go at this little beauty.  

Let me know what you think,  just leave me a comment below, I LOVE your comments

Clare x

Lime Chicken with Sweetcorn & Avocado Salsa

Lime Chicken with Avocado & Corn Salsa

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 493kcal
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A delicious light supper, tasty zingy and super easy

Ingredients

  • CHICKEN
  • 2 Chicken breast fillets skinless
  • 2 Limes - juice and zest
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Sprinkling seasalt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 Clove Garlic crushed and chopped very finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli, fresh and finely chopped OPTIONAL
  • SALSA
  • 1 small tin Sweetcorn
  • 16-20 Cherry Tomatoes chopped into quarters
  • 1 small red Onion chopped finely
  • 1/2 cucumber chopped
  • Big handful chopped Coriander
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon Fresh Red Chilli - chopped very finely or more if you like it spicy
  • 1 Avocado - peeled - stone removed and chopped
  • Squeeze lime juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • You will need a sealable plastic bag - sandwich bag will do, or a bowl with a lid
  • Hammer out you chicken breasts until they are no more than 2cm thick - I use a rolling pin - then slice each breast into 3 strips
  • In a small bowl mix the lime juice & zest , olive oil, sea salt & black pepper and the garlic (and chilli if you are using it)
  • Pop the chicken breasts in the plastic bag or bowl followed by the lime juice mix
  • Seal the bag and rub the marinade into the chicken breasts. (Or use a metal spoon if using a bowl)
  • Pop in the fridge for min 1 hour max 5 hours
  • In the meantime make the Salsa by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl, stir well
  • When the chicken has marinated, remove the breasts from the plastic bag or bowl and pop under a hot grill. (or on the BBQ)
  • Grill for 15 minutes - turn over and grill for a further 15 minutes, you need colour (do not burn them - simply turn the grill down).
  • Once the chicken is ready remove from the grill (check they are cooked through NO PINK bits!!!! - VERY important)
  • Then serve with the salsa and a wedge of lime ย (squeeze over the chicken) and enjoy! (if you want it a little 'wetter - drizzle a tad of olive oil over the chicken as well)

Notes

**** All nutritional information is approximate and intended ย as a guide onlyย 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Lime Chicken with Avocado & Corn Salsa
Amount per Serving
Calories
493
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
32
g
49
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
21
g
Cholesterol
 
72
mg
24
%
Sodium
 
159
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
1472
mg
42
%
Carbohydrates
 
29
g
10
%
Fiber
 
11
g
46
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
29
g
58
%
Vitamin A
 
971
IU
19
%
Vitamin C
 
74
mg
90
%
Calcium
 
81
mg
8
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Refreshing any time of year not just for summer, absolutely fantastic salad

  2. 5 stars
    I can honestly say this was so delicious. I will be making it again very soon. I have not tried salsa before and it was perfect during the hot weather, although it would be lovely anytime.

    1. Great to hear Carol – thanks xx

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this salsa! You can use it with so many eplq recipes. So fresh
    & tasty. Really hits the spot! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Great to hear Karen, thank you x

  4. Samantha Baker

    5 stars
    I made the chicken with avacado, sweetcorn and lime salsa e5c and must say. It was delicious. I used thighs as it was all I had. Loved it so much, I’m having it tomorrow too! Thank you and soon easy to make!

    1. Thanks so much and I’m thrilled you love it ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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