Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Tasty Healthy Dinner – Lime Chicken!

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 think 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 🙂 

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, chilli, olive oil salt & pepper. 

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

So much flavour, light garlicky and citrusy with 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 🙂 )

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!

If it’s not enough for you as a dinner, maybe served it with sweet potato wedges or fries,  goes really really well with this dish!

 

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.

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?

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

Cx

Lime Chicken with Sweetcorn & Avocado Salsa

Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 588kcal
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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
  • SALSA
  • 1 small tin Sweetcorn
  • 16-20 Cherry Tomatoes chopped into quarters
  • 1 small red Onion chopped finely
  • 1/4 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
  • Hammer out you chicken breasts until they are no more than 2cm thick - I use a rolling pin
  • In a small bowl mix the lime juice & zest , olive oil, sea salt & black pepper and the garlic
  • Pop the chicken breasts in the plastic bag followed by the lime juice mix
  • Seal the bag and rub the marinade into the chicken breasts.
  • 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 and pop under a very hot grill.
  • Grill for 15 minutes - turn over and grill for a further 15 minutes, you need colour (do not burn - simply turn the grill down).
  • Once they are ready (check they are cooked through NO PINK bits!!!! - VERY important)
  • Serve with the salsa and a wedge of lime  (squeeze over the chicken) - 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  as a guide only 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa
Amount per Serving
Calories
588
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
29
g
45
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
17
g
Cholesterol
 
96
mg
32
%
Sodium
 
203
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
1927
mg
55
%
Carbohydrates
 
64
g
21
%
Fiber
 
15
g
63
%
Sugar
 
16
g
18
%
Protein
 
42
g
84
%
Vitamin A
 
1401
IU
28
%
Vitamin C
 
83
mg
101
%
Calcium
 
83
mg
8
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. Eb Gargano / Easy Peasy Foodie

    Yum! This looks so delicious and healthy. My kind of food!!

    1. Thanks its good and Easy Peasy 🙂 x

  2. This looks really tasty and has a little zing. Perfect for getting diets on track

    1. Yes – exactly – its really tasty too x

  3. Hi is this recipe for 2 ???

    1. Yes susan it is, you may want to do something extra with it – unless you are being super good? Maybe sweet potato wedges or something Cx

  4. Will be doing again . Just what I like Clare so fresh and summery. Tasty or what give it a go . Susan xx☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

  5. This looks delicious!! Would love it if you shared on the “What’s for Dinner” link up!
    http://www.lazygastronome.com/whats-for-dinner-sunday-link-up-48/

    1. Of course – no problemo Cx

  6. Friday night supper sorted – I’m gonna switch the sweet corn for mango – looks delicious will let you know if it got the thumbs up jx

  7. Hilary Edwards .

    Looks delicious, i must try it. Thank you Clare

  8. Will be trying this hope hubby will like or he can make his own tea. Thank you lovely lady for sharing.

  9. This looks soooo good.I can’t stop thinking of salads at the mo so will try this as soon as I get my act together.Pinned

  10. Ooh this sounds lovely Clare. And just right for the hot temps this week. My local grocer was complaining that he’d sold out of avocados this week because people were making too many salads!!!!! #brilliantblogposts

  11. 5 stars
    Refreshing any time of year not just for summer, absolutely fantastic salad

  12. 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

  13. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this salsa! You can use it with so many eplq recipes. So fresh
    & tasty. Really hits the spot! 🙂🙂

    1. Great to hear Karen, thank you x

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