Mango Salsa Chicken

I know I’ve said it before but I’m going to say it again – chicken should never, ever, EVER be boring! A healthy dinner does not equate to a boring dinner. My mango salsa chicken is inspired by the Del Monte recipe for mango salsa – with a few tweaks to give it more of a punch. This dish pulls together delicious and beautiful fruits and veggies for a colorful and fabulous meal. Make it and freeze it for later or have everyone round for dinner! Enjoy!

Ingredients (makes 6 servings):
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  • Olive oil
  • 2 pounds of chicken
  • One batch of my mango salsa
  • For the salsa:
    • 1/2 chopped red onion
    • 1 can diced mangos, drained
    • 1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained
    • 1 chopped jalapeño
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
    • Cilantro to taste
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1/2 jalapeño
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • Cilantro to taste
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Serving suggestion: rice

Directions:

  • Cook chicken in olive oil until no longer pink on the outside – about five minutes on each side.

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  • Meanwhile, make your mango salsa. Warning: This salsa is delicious and it’s easy to eat all of it with tortilla chips before adding it to your dinner!

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  • Dice red onion and peppers and chop jalapeño.

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  • Add to chicken. Add salsa and seasonings as well.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes and then add juice from 1/2 lime.

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Serve with rice or enjoy by itself for a lighter meal!

How else do you make something like chicken more exciting?

 

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