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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

July 11 2019

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

1 1/2 lb chicken breasts boneless and skinless
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup cilantro chopped
1 tsp lime zest
2 tbsp lime juice
1/4 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
1/4 cup club soda (optional) helps to tenderize the meat)

For Strawberry Salsa

1 cup tomatoes chopped small
1 cup strawberries chopped small
1 jalapeno pepper chopped
5 green onions chopped
1/4 cup cilantro chopped
2 tbsp lime juice
1/4 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 tsp pepper or to taste

In a blender add the cilantro lime chicken ingredients; olive oil, honey, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, salt and pepper. Also add club soda if using it. Blend for about 30 seconds until smooth.
Place each chicken breast between plastic wrap and gently pound using a meat mallet until chicken is about 1/2 inch in thickness. Place chicken in a large bowl and pour cilantro lime marinade over chicken. Marinate for about 20 minutes, while grill heats up and you make the strawberry salsa.
To make strawberry salsa, toss all the salsa ingredients together in a bowl and cover and refrigerate until chicken is ready to serve. Grill the chicken on both sides. about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
To serve spoon salsa over grilled chicken.

This salsa will keep fresh in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week. It freezes really well too, lasting up to 1 year in the freezer! The chicken can be stored like usual for up to 3 - 4 days.