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Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

I have posted previously about my dislike for fruit and meat combos, and I’ll stick to that in MOST cases – but last night I made a mango salsa that was amazing with grilled chicken.  Coconut rice was the perfect accompaniment – its not overpowering, and it was really tasty on a piece of Naan Bread with the salsa and chicken.

I bet this salsa would be good with fish, too.  I’m not a huge fish fan – but if I get some nice Cod, Halibut or something else I’ll try it grilled with this salsa.

Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa
Super simple, really tasty, and a great way to change things up in your meal plan.
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  1. 4 Chicken Breasts - butterflied open if you like and they're thick/fat ones
  2. 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  3. 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  4. 1/4 tsp. Salt
  5. 1/4 tsp Pepper
  6. 1 Lime, juiced
Mango Salsa
  1. 2 Ripe Mango, peeled & diced
  2. 2-3 small ripe tomatoes (romas are fine), diced
  3. 1/4 C Red Onion, diced
  4. 1/2 to 1 Fresh Jalapeno, seeded & minced
  5. 1/2 yellow or orange pepper, diced
  6. 2 Tbsp Cilantro or Parsley, minced
  7. 1/2 tsp Salt
  8. 1/4 tsp Pepper
  1. Marinate the chicken in the garlic, oil, lime, salt & pepper for at least 2 hours, overnight is better.
  2. Grill over charcoal or propane until 165-170 degrees internal temperature
  3. Make the salsa ahead of time.
  4. Combine all salsa ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate. Taste and adjust salt, pepper & Jalapeno. As it sites it will get hotter - so maybe adjust that AFTER it sits.
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 This recipe is a simple one for Coconut Rice.  It’s pretty mild but really tasty!

Coconut Rice
Easy, Tasty, Great with grilled chicken or other Thai/Asian meals!
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  1. 1 C. Jasmine Rice, rinsed
  2. 1 C Water
  3. 1 C Light Coconut Milk
  4. 1/4 tsp. Salt
  1. Combine everything in a heavy bottomed saucepan with a lid and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for approx 20 minutes until rice is done.
  2. Recipe easily doubles!
  3. If you want to fancy it up - you can sprinkle in toasted coconut, toasted sesame seeds, or use a bit of soy sauce instead of salt when you cook it!
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