Herb Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Salsa
Summertime and the grilling is easy....and delicious. With sweet juicy watermelons now in season and plenty of fresh herbs in the garden, it is the perfect time to serve Herb Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Salsa. Just mix the marinade, add the chicken for at least 30 minutes and you're ready to grill. Don't skip the salsa -- the tasty accompaniment makes this chicken something special.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Vegetable cooking spray
Watermelon Salsa: Recipe follows
With meat mallet or other flattening utensil, pound chicken breasts to 1/2-inch thickness. In small bowl, whisk together lime juice, oil, parsley, oregano, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper. Place chicken in a sealable plastic bag; add lime juice mixture. Seal bag and turn until chicken is well coated. Chill 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Spray grate of grill with cooking spray. Heat grill to 400° F. Place chicken on grate and cook, 6 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through (165° F). Serve with Watermelon Salsa.
Watermelon Salsa: In a bowl, place 2 cups diced watermelon, 2 tablespoons chopped sweet onion, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, 1 seeded, diced, jalapeno pepper (about 2 teaspoons), 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, 1 teaspoon honey, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Toss to mix. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Makes about 2 1/4 cups.
Nutritional information is per serving with approx. 1/2 cup salsa.
Nutritional Information:Servings: 4
Protein: 24 g
Saturated Fat: 12.1 g
Cholesterol: 58 mg
Sodium: 491 mg
Carbohydrates: 11 g